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Measures reinstated at Withybush Hospital due to increase in COVID-19 cases

Withybush Hospital

4 July 2022

Following a formal review of COVID-19 activity in its hospitals, Hywel Dda University Health Board has reinstated a number of measures at Withybush Hospital due to an increasing prevalence of COVID-19.

These measures are as follows (updated 5PM, Monday 4 July 2022):

  • All staff and visitors to Withybush Hospital to wear masks (unless exempt) on the hospital site
  • Visiting to inpatients/wards to be paused from Tuesday 5 July, except for end-of-life visits and any visits considered necessary through agreement with the ward sister/charge nurse. Visits planned for Monday 4 July will proceed as planned.
  • People attending an outpatient appointment to attend alone unless they require the support of a carer/relative. A designated partner can attend antenatal appointments or scans and when a mother or birthing person is admitted in labour to the Midwifery-led Unit
  • Testing of all inpatients on admission

Mandy Rayani, Director of Nursing, Quality and Patient Experience, said: “We have made the decision to reinforce these measures at Withybush Hospital to reduce the risk to our patients and staff and thank people for their support and co-operation at this time.

“While the situation at Withybush Hospital and across our other hospital sites will be reviewed and updated frequently, we can all continue to take protective measures to reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19 to protect vulnerable people and the NHS.

“We strongly advise anyone in our locality who has the classic symptoms, or who suspects they may have COVID-19 to isolate and take an LFD test. If positive, we urge people to isolate– this will help you to rest and recover while protecting others from risk of transmission.”

If you have COVID-19 symptoms you can still book an LFD test in Wales for free, until 31 July, by visiting (opens in new tab) and searching ‘order rapid lateral flow kit’. If you, or someone you care for is not online you can telephone 119 between the hours of 7am and 11pm (people with hearing or speech difficulties can call 18001 119).  

Public health advice is to continue to isolate if you receive a positive result, either for 10 days, or following two consecutive negative LFD results from days 5 and 6. 

For up-to-date information, please visit the health board’s website (opens in new tab)