Coronavirus (COVID-19)

What to do if you have Coronavirus symptoms

Get the latest advice at nhs.uk/coronavirus. Accessible information resources about COVID-19 are available here.

General RD&E enquiries

If your enquiry is urgent, then please call our main hospital switchboard on 01392 411611 available 24 hours a day. If you are a patient, relative or carer and want to discuss someones care at the RD&E, then please contact our Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) on 01392 402093 or email rde-tr.PALS@nhs.net.

Key local messages

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COVID-19: Visiting restrictions across our hospitals (UPDATED: 09 April 2021)

In line with national guidance, from Monday 12 April, we will be easing visitor restrictions across the RD&E. While visiting restrictions will still be in place to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission, we understand how important visiting is for our patients and their families, and so our careful and COVID-19 secure approach will allow
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COVID-19: Maternity visiting restrictions (UPDATED: 09 April 2021)

In line with national guidance, from Monday 12 April, we will be easing maternity support person restrictions across the RD&E. While restrictions will still be in place to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission, we understand how important support is for women and their support person and so our careful and COVID-19 secure approach will
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Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice for ADULT patients coming to the hospital (UPDATED: 5 October 2020)

Help Us Help You Stay Safe in Hospital during COVID-19 This leaflet is intended for adult patients who have been invited to attend the Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital or one of our other treatment sites. We recognise that you may be worried about coming in for a face-to-face appointment, diagnostic test or treatment. We

Coronavirus support in Devon

Coronavirus support in Devon: Exeter City Council and Wellbeing Exeter are working together to provide practical help and support for local people to get through this outbreak. To find out more visit www.exeter.gov.uk/wellbeing. For further information on support services in your area, visit Devon County Council’s website.

Latest local advice and guidance

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    The use of face coverings when coming to RD&E NHS Foundation Trust sites

    People infected with COVID-19 can have very mild or no respiratory symptoms (asymptomatic) and can transmit the virus to others without being aware of it. In line with recent recommendations from the UK Government, we are introducing new measures to keep visitors, patients, and staff safe. From Monday, 15th June 2020 you will need to...
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    Family Liaison Service

    In response to the Coronavirus outbreak, to help us maintain social distancing and reduce the risk to our staff and patients, we made the difficult decision to restrict visiting across the Trust. We know that staying in touch with loved ones is really important during a hospital stay, so to help patients and their families...
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    COVID-19 accessible information resources

    Up to date guidance in plain English can be found here – www.nhs.uk/coronavirus Health Education England have collated trusted, accessible online patient information resources on COVID-19 – library.nhs.uk/coronavirus-resources A range of resources in different languages and formats can be found below. Written information: Doctors o...
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    How to support good nutrition and diet during the COVID-19 pandemic

    This information has been put together in response to the dietary challenges people may currently be facing as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. This advice is for: Older adults with a poor appetite who are social distancing or may be recovering from COVID-19 Healthy adults who want general advice on healthy eating and diet...
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