We have adapted the way we operate to increase patient safety during the Covid 19 pandemic. Although your visit to HMT Sancta Maria Hospital will look a little different to how it did before, we continue to offer exemplary patient care. Your patient journey has changed in a few important ways to limit the number of people in the hospital and to ensure social distancing at all times.

We follow the advice and guidance outlined by the Royal College of Physicians, NHS Wales and Welsh Government and review this on a regular basis.

Please read on to find out about the changes we have made.

Outpatients

  • You will receive a letter from us ahead of your appointment with information about access and safety
  • Please arrive at your appointment time or wait in your vehicle until called
  • Your temperature will be taken on arrival
  • We will also give you a mask and hand santiser on arrival
  • Please come alone to your appointment if at all possible. Exceptions can be made if required
  • Our waiting rooms have been set out for social distancing and are cleaned regularly
  • Your consultant will come and invite you into a consultation room
  • You can leave via the reception after your appointment

Inpatients

  • You will receive a letter from us prior to your hospital stay with information and advice on patient safety
  • 72 hours before your procedure you will have a Covid test and be asked to shield
  • Upon receiving a negative result, you will be notified that your procedure will go ahead
  • You will follow the same procedures for outpatients in terms of arriving at the hospital and being provided with PPE
  • There will be no visitors allowed on the ward at present. Exceptions can be made if required

Staff

  • Staff have been provided with full PPE
  • Both hospital staff and consultants are being tested for Covid every two weeks
  • All members of the team have received additional training on Covid safety and are subject to temperature checks at regular intervals