This information was updated on 3 March 2023.
Adult inpatient wards:
Visiting to COVID-positive wards/patients is permitted for one named visitor.
Visiting is allowed for all other adult inpatient wards - two visitors per bed space.
Visiting times for adult inpatient wards are 11am - 8pm.
Visiting is at the visitor's own risk, they must be well and not have any symptoms of Covid-19.
Children’s Ward or Children’s Assessment Unit:
Two parents or guardians may visit together. Siblings are welcome to visit, with a maximum of two visitors at the bedside at any one time.
Special Care Baby Unit:
and siblings of the baby are encouraged to be present at any time. Family and
friends can visit between 12:30pm - 1:30pm and 6:30pm - 8pm. All visitors are asked to
visit with the baby's parents/guardians. Children who are not siblings of the
baby are not allowed to visit. To ensure the safety of patients and reduce
infection risks to the baby, the number of visitors at the cot side is restricted
to three at any one time. Visitors must never attend if they are symptomatic of any infection.
Maternity visiting information is available here.
Visitors and patients are asked to comply with the following:
- Thorough hand washing and regular sanitising of hands should be undertaken, especially on entering and exiting the ward.
- Visitors must never attend the hospital if they are symptomatic of any infection.
- Patients are asked to only bring essential items for their stay in hospital to enable us to maintain good cleaning standards.
- Face coverings are optional in all areas apart from the Urgent and Emergency Care Centre (UECC), Critical Care and Ward A7
11am - 8pm.
Keeping in touch - virtual visiting
Our staff can assist in setting up a virtual visit on the ward between patients and loved ones, supporting a video call using a tablet device provided by the Trust.
***Please note: Valuables are brought into the Trust at your own risk. The Trust cannot be held responsible for any loss or damage.***
Our Trust is in support of John's Campaign. This is a public declaration stating that we welcome carers at all times to support patients living with dementia or experiencing delirium, whenever you are needed, including overnight if necessary.
Please speak to the nurse in charge if you are a carer and feel your loved one would benefit from your support at all times, including overnight if necessary.
Please treat our colleagues, patients, and each other with respect. We will not tolerate discrimination, verbal or physical abuse.