We are pleased to extend visiting hours across all inpatient wards at our hospitals:
- Patients on inpatient wards may receive visitors between 2pm-7pm, with no appointment needed
- While a patient may have different visitors during the day, a maximum of two visitors are allowed at the bedside at any one time
- There is no limit on how long a visitor may stay with a patient between these hours.
We know that not everyone will be able to visit their loved one in hospital. We still fully support virtual visiting and the use of phones/tablets whilst on the wards to contact friends and family, unless advised otherwise. This can be arranged directly with the wards.
Patients can also attend with one person in the following areas. However please be aware, they may be asked to wait outside if waiting areas are at capacity:
- Emergency Departments
- Acute Medical Units
- Observation and Assessment Units (including Emergency Surgical - Assessment Unit)
- Ambulatory Care Units
- Outpatient Departments
- Diagnostic services
Any other relatives or friends will be required to wait outside of the hospital.
Please note, visiting can be restricted or suspended with immediate effect if there are any concerns that safety measures have been compromised, or evidence of a spread of infection.
We ask that you postpone your visit if you have received a positive COVID-19 test result within the last 10 days, feel unwell or have experienced any flu-like symptoms within the past 48 hours, including fever, vomiting and diarrhoea.
Whilst in our hospitals, ensure you continue to follow infection control guidance and any other Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) if advised by staff. You must also clean your hands using soap and water before entering and leaving the ward areas.