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Visiting restrictions

30 Oct 2020 15:29:24
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This information was updated on 22 January, 2021


The following visitor restrictions are in place until further notice at Rotherham Hospital:

For adult inpatients, 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.

For patients on the Children’s Ward and Children’s Assessment Unit:

  • One parent or guardian can visit a child at any time

  • One parent may exchange with the other parent so both have the opportunity to visit a child each day.

Special Care Baby Unit:

  • Two parents or guardians may visit together if they are from the same household or social bubble


  • A chosen support partner (preferably from the same household or support bubble) may accompany a pregnant woman attending the Early Pregnancy Assessment Unit (EPAU). (See details here).

  • One chosen support partner can accompany pregnant women at their 12-week scan and associated clinic appointments (see details here)

  • One nominated partner may attend the 20-week scan appointment

  • A nominated birth partner is permitted during labour

  • Restrictions on visiting the antenatal and postnatal wards are in place however one designated birth partner can visit Wharncliffe Ward for up to two hours, once a day. This applies only to women who are admitted to hospital, not those visiting the day unit.

     Outpatient appointments and UECC:

    • Patients should attend on their own where possible.

    • Where a patient requires assistance, a maximum of one other person is allowed to accompany them. This includes patients with dementia, learning disabilities or autism