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Due to COVID-19, there are visiting restrictions in place at Rotherham Hospital. Click here for details.


Visiting restrictions

30 Oct 2020 15:29:24
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This information was updated on 12 May 2021


The following visitor restrictions are currently in place at Rotherham Hospital.

    For adult inpatients on wards A1, A2, A4, A5, A7, B5, B11, Coronary Care Unit, Stroke Unit, Sitwell, Keppel and Fitzwilliam the restrictions are:

    • One named visitor per patient for up to 50 minutes. Visiting must be pre-booked. A relative will receive booking details directly when the patient is moved to one of these wards. Our visiting booking line is very busy, so please bear with us - our team of volunteers are answering calls as quickly as they can. The booking line can only arrange visiting, they are unable to answer any general queries or provide information about a patient's wellbeing. Please do not contact the wards or Switchboard to arrange visiting as they are unable to make bookings, however wards will be able to provide updates on a patient's wellbeing. 

    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.


    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


    • 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).

    • A 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.

     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