COVID-19 (coronavirus) update.

We have implemented a number of restrictions to minimise the spread of COVID-19 at the RHN.

Read about the measures we are taking to keep our patients and residents protected.

Coronavirus precautions at the RHN

Updated Friday 27 November


Our patients and residents are particularly vulnerable to COVID-19 (coronavirus). The hospital is currently closed to visitors. Once the current nationwide lockdown ends and subject to infection rates in the area, we are intending to hold a round of visits for all of our patients, following the structured format we’ve used previously. These visits will take place for two weeks from Tuesday 8 December, with all the usual precautions – hand washing, social distance and PPE.

The new national guidance effective from 5 November 2020 can be read here.

Our next steps

We recognise that our visiting restrictions have been very difficult for our families and friends, and we’ve missed you all very much. We know that stopping visits has been the right decision, and we thank you for your patience and messages of support.

Our situation is now more settled, and we’re pleased to be able to report that we’ve had no new infections of COVID-19 since 17 April 2020. While that is really good news, we have to remain incredibly careful. Should any new infections occur, we’re in a position to react quickly and minimise further risks to our patients and staff.