Send a message to your loved one

Barts Health NHS Trust have launched a messaging service for those in hospital during the COVID 19 pandemic
Man talking on a phone

Barts Health NHS Trust have launched a messaging service for people to be able to reach their relatives or friends in hospital during this pandemic. It is a very worrying time and even more of an anxious time the with visitor restrictions in place across the Trust's hospitals.  

The Trust's medical teams will always ensure the next of kin is informed, if there are any developments but they are encouraging the use of personal mobile phones and tablets to stay in contact. If your relative or friend does not have their own device they may be able to supply one.

The Trust's new messaging service will now allow you to send messages and photos to your loved ones by using their online form. All responses will be printed off and shared each day, to let them know you’re thinking of them.

Barts Health NHS Trust is responsible for The Nightingale Hospital, Mile End Hospital, Newham Hospital, St Bartholomews Hospital, Whipps Cross Hospital and The Royal London Hospital. 

Stay at home to stop coronavirus spreading

Everyone must stay at home to help stop the spread of coronavirus.

You should only leave the house for 1 of 4 reasons:

  • shopping for basic necessities, for example food and medicine, which must be as infrequent as possible
  • one form of exercise a day, for example a run, walk, or cycle – alone or with members of your household
  • any medical need, or to provide care or to help a vulnerable person
  • travelling to and from work, but only where this absolutely cannot be done from home


These 4 reasons are exceptions – even when doing these activities, you should be minimising time spent outside of the home and ensuring you are 2 metres apart from anyone outside of your household.

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