Visitors are very welcome. Having visitors can be extremely beneficial and can help with recovery and wellbeing.
All general medical and surgical wards have the same visiting times. These are 2:00pm - 7:00pm.
We ask all our visitors to respect our visiting times. This allows us to ensure that the patients receive privacy when washing, dressing, eating and receiving treatment and care. It also ensures that all patients get the rest that is so important in aiding their recovery.
Should your relative have difficulty visiting during these times, please speak to the Ward Sister to make alternative arrangements where possible. Relatives and friends are asked not to stay too long and no more than two visitors are allowed per bed at any one time.
Visitors will be asked to leave if patients in the bay are undergoing: examinations, further tests, therapy (including physiotherapy, occupational therapy and speech and language therapy) or scans. Visitors may also be asked to leave at meal times unless they are assisting the patient to eat and drink.
Please do not visit if you have any signs of an illness, particularly coughs, colds and upset stomach. If you are unsure please contact the ward and ask to speak to the nurse in charge.
We do have exceptions to our normal visiting times. These are:
The Maternity Ward is open for relatives and visitors between 1:00pm to 7:00pm. However, there is open access for fathers and the patient’s own children.
The Children's Wards are open for relatives and visitors between 8.00am and 8.30pm.
Intensive Care Unit, High Dependency Unit
Some relatives may be encouraged / advised to visit for longer periods.
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