We welcome all patients to wear a facemask in our hospital if they would like to. Masks are available from reception on request, or in any of our clinical areas. Staff will be wearing masks when within 1 metre providing patient care or assistance.


We do not admit Covid positive patients at Sancta Maria. Patients will be asked on the day of surgery to take an LFT test and confirm a negative test on arrival to the hospital. If you are unwell or symptomatic of any respiratory illness, or have a positive Covid test, please do not attend the hospital, and call to confirm with the bookings team.


Please only attend the hospital if you are feeling well. Please do not attend the hospital if you are currently positive to Covid. You are welcome to wear a face mask. These are available at reception on request. Outpatient attendees are asked to attend either alone, or with 1 person if needed. Please do not attend with children. There are facilities at regular points throughout the hospital for sanitising your hands.

Visiting Policy

Unfortunately, we are unable to allow visitors to the hospital ward areas. This is reviewed regularly, and is due to be reviewed again in the Early Spring 2023. Whilst it is disappointing to some patients that they cannot have a visitor, the safety of our patients and staff is paramount. We have not had any outbreaks of Covid in staff, or patients, throughout the pandemic.

Covid vaccine/ having Covid

Your surgery can go ahead if you have received the vaccine. However, we do advise that there is 10 days between having the vaccine and your operation date.

If you require further information, please to get in touch with us directly on 01792 479040 or by emailing info@hmtsanctamaria.org. All enquiries will be directed to the Infection Prevention Control Lead who will be happy to help.