Scotland’s largest health board has extended visiting times in all its adult acute hospital wards offering visitors more flexibility when visiting relatives or friends in hospital.
As part of its commitment to person centred care, NHSGGC now offers open visitingfrom 11am till 8.30pm every day and hopes that the introduction of these extended visiting times will offer patients more time with their loved ones.
Margaret McGuire, Nursing Director, welcomed the extended times.
She said: “This change will make a big difference to families and friends of patients, enabling them to visit when it is most suitable thereby ensuring family life and work commitments are not adversely effected.
“This will ensure patients as well as family and friends are able to plan visits better and patients enjoy a better quality of time with their loved ones.”
Areas that will still need to maintain the visiting times include maternity and children’s wards.
Acute Receiving Units, Intensive Care Units and High Dependency Units have also not adopted the new extended visiting times as patients within these areas are critically unwell but visiting can be flexible depending on the individual patient. If families or friends require to stay with the patient staff will do their best to ensure they are fully supported.
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NOTES TO EDITORS
Previous visiting times were 1.30-8.30pm.
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