Hospital patients are being denied cherished visits from their loved ones by NHS institutions using outdated Covid restrictions, it has been revealed.
Data shows 70 per cent of trusts are still enforcing rules dating back to the Covid lockdowns, despite NHS hospitals being told to open up last March.
Most premises are still restricting visitors to just two at a time, with some reunions cut to just one hour, The Telegraph reports.
A recent report by the Care Quality Commission revealed over half of pregnant women were denied the support of their partner while giving birth last year, despite the end of Covid restrictions.
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