We know how important visiting is for our patients, their families, friends and carers. Your safety is our absolute priority, so to ensure safe visiting during the current increase in respiratory infections, all patients and visitors to East Surrey Hospital will be required to wear a face mask in clinical areas.

All patients and accompanying visitors must wear a mask at their appointments and when visiting clinical areas unless they are exempt. Masks will be provided for you at our hospital entrances. The wearing of masks in non-clinical areas remains optional.

If you have symptoms associated with respiratory conditions, including COVID-19 and flu, we ask that you do not visit our hospital unless you are a patient with a booked appointment which you should still attend.

We have put these measures in place to protect patients, our community and NHS staff while ensuring as many services as possible are available for those who need them.

We are keeping these arrangements under review and will update our website with the latest guidance.