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Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

May 2022

In response to the Government announcement regarding the universal use of face coverings for those attending or visiting hospitals from Monday 15 June 2020, the Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Trust now requests all patients and visitors to wear a face covering when coming into the hospital for any purpose.

Current updated advice, on attending the hospital for any appointment, we will continue to require that a face covering is used for all staff and patients ( children if tolerated) – we will issue you with a surgical face mask to replace your own face covering on admission. Staff are now able to remove masks in non-patient facing environments when able to be socially distanced.

We have however been able to return to some face to face lung function testing when home monitoring devices are not felt to provide sufficient information or to support technique in well ventilated areas.

Updated  March 2023

The prevalence of COVID 19 in the community continues to vary and we are adapting our practice in relation to PPE requirements for both staff and patients in accordance to changing Trust recommendations in order to keep our CF community and staff safe.  We are also keen to  return to improved face to face practices where possible. All inpatients will continue to be tested for the presence of COVID 19. Please ask if unsure about PPE use at any time.

Rachel Elderkin demonstrating PPE

Rachel demonstrating PPE!