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Visiting Times and Information

Visiting Times

We are standardising visiting times to offer flexibility to visitors. This is in response to a survey of patients, their relatives and staff.  

From 22 July 2013 our flexible visiting arrangements in most hospital wards are between: -

1.30pm and 8.30pm hours 

 Please read this important information for visitors before coming to see someone in hospital. There are a few restrictions and guidelines for visiting and we do not want our visitors and patients to be disappointed.

Please note visitors do not need to stay for the full length of time.

  • Maternity and Children's wards will keep current visiting times for the time being.
  • Acute Medical and Surgical Receiving Units will not have open visiting arrangements. Families or friends might be present when a patient is admitted and at varying times across the day, maintaining contact at times of stress. If a patient’s condition is unstable or deteriorating families or friends will be supported to stay with them.Within these areas visiting times will be: Between 7.00pm and 8.00pm Monday to Sunday 
  • Intensive Care Units and High Dependency Units will not have open visiting times either. These units advise visiting on an individual basis for their critically unwell patients. Please speak to staff about visiting arrangements in these areas.

   

Full list of places where standard visiting times do not apply.

All visitors - if you need to travel far or make special arrangements to visit please confirm arrangements with the ward or hospital switchboard.

Opening Times

Some facilities display opening hours on the first page. If not, scroll down to view a list of services provided at that site; click on the name of a service to see additional information, including opening times if available. We rely on individual wards and departments to tell us their opening / visiting times and changes. If you find something is wrong please let us know.

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Visiting Times & Info