This information was updated on 16 August 2021
The following visitor restrictions are currently in place at Rotherham Hospital.
For the majority of adult inpatient wards the restrictions are:
- One visitor per patient per visiting session.
- Visiting sessions are 2-4pm and 6.30-8pm daily.
- Visitors must not have any symptoms of Covid-19 or have tested positive.
- Face coverings must be swapped for surgical masks covering the nose and mouth when entering ward areas (unless exempt) and outdoor coats and jackets removed.
- Food and drink, flowers, helium balloons and cards cannot be taken on to wards.
Restrictions may be put in place on a ward by ward basis.
For all other adult inpatient areas, including assessment and short stay, the restrictions are:
One named visitor for patients with dementia, learning disabilities or autism
One visitor at a time (after discussion with the Nurse in Charge) for patients receiving end of life care.
patients on the Children’s Ward and Children’s Assessment Unit:
Care Baby Unit:
- The Trust’s Maternity Services remain committed to facilitating support for
pregnant women throughout their pregnancy and childbirth.
- Support partners (from the same household or support
bubble) are now welcome to all
antenatal appointments including early pregnancy assessment and antenatal day
unit (see details here).
nominated birth partner is permitted during labour.
- We continue to
welcome support partners onto Labour Ward for all admissions, induction of
labour and on Wharncliffe Ward for two hours per day, at pre-arranged times.
appointments and UECC:
should attend on their own where possible.
a patient requires assistance, a maximum of one other person is allowed to
accompany them. This includes patients with dementia, learning disabilities or
Please treat our colleagues, patients and each other with respect - we will not tolerate discrimination, verbal or physical abuse.