Visitor Info

We want to do everything we can to help and support patients and their loved ones during their stay in hospital, therefore we hope that you find this section of our website helpful.

Please see link to the right for visiting times. Should you have any questions regarding visiting, please get in touch.

Who can visit

We would ask you to limit the number of visitors to two at a bedside. Children under 16 years are welcome as long as an accompanying adult supervises them at all times.

Parents can visit children in hospital at any time and there are some beds available for mothers and fathers to stay overnight with young children. Please speak to the Ward Sister / Charge Nurse for more details.

Specialist units such as Intensive Care Unit, Coronary Care Unit and Maternity Unit have specific visiting arrangements. Please speak to the Ward Sister / Charge Nurse for more details.

Your responsibilities as a visitor

We will do everything possible to maintain the safety and well-being of your relations while they are in hospital. You can help us to reduce any risks by observing some simple general guidelines:

  • Visitors should use chairs provided and should not sit on the patient’s bed.
  • We would ask visitors to wash their hands before and after visiting and to use the hand gel dispensers, found at every ward entrance, as they enter and leave the wards.
  • Visitors experiencing diarrhoea, vomiting or flu like symptoms should avoid visiting until 24 hours after their symptoms have subsided.
  • Please respect other patients who are feeling unwell and try to ensure they are not disturbed.
  • Please stick to the visiting times.
  • In the interest of infection control and patient well-being, please refer to our Infection Control guidelines for visitors.
  • Please take note of our visiting Health and Safety guidelines.


Page last updated:03 February 2014