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Visiting Family/Friends in Hospital?

Hospital Visiting Hours

Visiting hours are 9am to 8pm daily.

What do I need to know about visiting patients in hospital?

  • Visiting patients in hospital is beneficial to their wellbeing, so we encourage visitors but for the comfort of all patients, please limit your visits to visiting hours only.
  • If you are not able to come during visiting hours, please make arrangements with the ward’s Nurse Unit Manager to visit outside of visiting hours. The Nurse Unit Manager MUST be contacted prior to the visit.
  • In some parts of the hospital, such as the High Dependency Unit and emergency, only two people are allowed by the bedside at a time. There may be occasions where we must limit the number of visitors in other areas also.
  • Whilst visiting a patient, we ask that you please keep noise to a minimum so as not to disturb the wellbeing and recovery of other patients.
  • Please make sure children remain with an adult at all times and, for safety reasons, we ask that children not be left unattended while they are in the hospital.

After Hours access can be arranged if required.

If your visitors are unwell or have flu like symptoms, please ask that they not visit you while you are in hospital.

Hospital Etiquette    

Being aware and considerate really helps us to keep our hospitals and facilities safe. This includes understanding when you should and shouldn’t visit.

We ask that you always follow the basic rules of hand hygiene and if you’re not well, don’t visit until you are feeling better.

Often our natural defences are weakened when we are not well, or after an operation. It is important to take this into consideration if you are a patient of a facility, or visiting a patient of a facility.

You should always adhere to the directions of the facility and the health care workers.

It is important we all work together to protect loved ones, health care workers and everyone within our facilities.

Last updated: 16 December 2019
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