Visiting policy for inpatients 

If you have tested positive for COVID-19, are showing symptoms of COVID-19 or other flu-like symptoms, or have had a case of diarrhoea or vomiting in the past 48 hours, please do not visit our hospital. This is essential for infection prevention and control, to protect our vulnerable patients and keep our staff safe.

If you are unable to attend in person due to the above factors or any other reasons, please let our team know and we will help support you with a virtual visit.

There is no need to book your visit in advance. 

Face masks

You should wear a mask in all clinical areas, which includes on the ward and in a patient's bedroom. You do not need to wear a mask when first entering our hospital until you reach the ward if you do not wish to.
 

Visitor guidelines

  • Do not visit a patient if you have COVID-19. 
  • If you are displaying COVID-19 or flu-like symptoms, please stay at home and do not visit, even if you have tested negative on a lateral flow test.
  • If a patient has tested positive for COVID-19, they should not have visitors within 14 days of the positive result unless there are exceptional circumstances and the visit has been agreed by the duty matron. 
  • Please wear a surgical mask when in a patient's bedroom and on the ward. You do not need to wear a mask when first entering our hospital until you reach the ward.
  • Please wash your hands on entering and leaving the ward and use alcohol gel regularly.
  • There may be times when you also need to wear enhanced personal protective equipment (PPE), including a visor, gloves and apron. You will be advised and helped by a member of staff if this is the case.

We may need to change our visitor policy at short notice in line with any changes to the risk of COVID-19 transmission.

Getting here

Ward visiting times

Critical care
Visiting times

10:00 to 22:00 (no visiting between 14:00 - 15:00 to allow for patient rest). 

A maximum of two visitors are allowed per patient at any one time, though these visitors can change each day. 

Visiting outside of these times can be made in exceptional circumstances, and should be discussed with the nurse in charge and/or duty matron. 

Contact

01223 638400

View the access guide on the AccessAble website (link to external site)

3 North
Visiting times

Open visiting 

Contact

Reception - 01223 638350 

3 North East - 01223 638365

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3 South
 
Visiting times

11:00 – 20:00

(With the exception of protected meal times from 12:30 – 13:30 and 17:30 – 18:30)

Contact

Reception - 01223 638305 

3 South East - 01223 638306 

3 South West - 01223 638304 

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4 North
 
Visiting times

11:00 – 20:00

(With the exception of protected meal times from 12:30 – 13:30 and 17:30 – 18:30)

Contact

Reception - 01223 638430 

4 North East - 01223 639450 

4 North West - 01223 638446 

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4 South West
 
Visiting times

11:00 – 20:00

(With the exception of protected meal times from 12:30 – 13:30 and 17:30 – 18:30)

Contact

Reception - 01223 638475 

4 South West - 01223 638440 

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4 South East (Cystic Fibrosis)
Visiting times

11:00 – 20:00

(With the exception of protected meal times from 12:30 – 13:30 and 17:30 – 18:30)

Contact

Reception - 01223 638475 

4 South East - 01223 638410

View the access guide on the AccessAble website (link to external site)

5 North
Visiting times

14:00 – 20:00

(With the exception of protected meal times from 17:30 – 18:30)

Contact

Reception - 01223 638510 

5 North East - 01223 638520 

5 North West - 01223 638525

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5 South
Visiting times

14:00 – 20:00

(With the exception of protected meal times from 17:30 – 18:30)

Contact

Reception - 01223 638545 

5 South East - 01223 638535 

5 South West - 01223 638515

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Day Ward
Visiting times

One visitor allowed per patient.

Contact

01223 638150

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