Visiting Hours

We encourage visiting and the involvement of carers during a patient’s stay in hospital. Please remember that other patients may wish to rest or sleep during visiting hours so it is important that all visitors are considerate towards their needs.

There are also restrictions to visiting times. This is to allow patients to have enough rest, recovery time and privacy, to allow doctors and nurses to provide care and treatment to all patients at all times, to enable patients to eat meals without interruptions and to enable cleaning activities to take place in the wards.

Close friends and family members may visit seriously ill patients at any time, following discussion with the nurse in charge.

 

Adult wards

2.00 pm until 4.00 pm

6.00 pm until 8.00 pm (Ward B20 and D47 – 6.30 pm until 8.00 pm)

If these times are difficult for you, please speak to the nurse in charge. Please do not feel that you have to stay for the whole of this time.

Intensive Care Unit and Coronary Care Unit

Visiting hours will be discussed on an individual basis.

 

Children’s wards

Parents are invited to stay with the child during the hospital stay. Other visitors with the parent’s permission can visit between 8 am until 8 pm.

 

Maternity wards

Partners between 10 am and 8 pm.

All other visitors between 2 pm and 4 pm or 6 pm and 8 pm.