Visiting times

Keeping in touch with friends and family can help patients recover from illness and we welcome visitors to the hospital. Visitors are welcome to bring flowers, food and drinks for patients in our hospitals.  However you may wish to check with ward staff that the patient isn’t following a restricted diet due to their condition before you buy any food or drinks.

Visiting times

Ward 2a, Ward 2b, Ward 2c, Rookwood Wards, Cardiac Unit Chorley, Ward 25, 

2:30pm to 4:00pm
6:30pm to 8:00pm
In general, wards can accommodate no more than three visitors for each patient.

Ward 3, Ward 4, Ward 11, Ward 15, Ward 16, Ward 17, Ward 19, Ward 20, Ward 24, Brindle Ward, Leyland Ward, Ribblesdale, Surgical Unit at Chorley,

2:30pm to 4:00pm
6:00pm to 8:00pm

Ward 23

2.30pm to 4.00pm 6.00pm to 8.00pm
If patients have special needs carers can be with them 24 hrs
If relatives are helping with meals they attend at meal times.

Maternity wards

Partners (or single other support person) are welcome to visit at any time. Other friends and relatives can visit between 11am and 8pm, but are asked to avoid the following meal times: 12:15pm-1:15pm and 5:15pm- 6:15pm.


Neonatal Unit

Parents and Siblings - 24 hours
any other visitors 4:00pm till 5:00pm
Two adults, and no children aged under 16 years, unless siblings, are permitted to visit the particularly vulnerable patients in the Neonatal Unit.

Ward 8 

Parents and Guardians open visiting - all others 2:30pm - 4:00pm and 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Parents have open visiting with one parent allowed to stay overnight,
there are to be no more than 3 by the bed (including parents). 

Medical Assessment Unit (M.A.U) Chorley

2:00pm to 4:00pm
6:00pm to 7:30pm

Medical Assessment Unit (M.A.U) Preston

2:00pm to 8:00pm

Neuro Rehab Unit (NRU)

2:00pm to 4:30pm and 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Hazelwood Ward

2:30pm – 4:00pm (no visiting Mondays and Thursday afternoon)

6:30pm – 8:00pm – every evening

  "If you are feeling unwell, and in particular if you have symptoms of vomiting or diarrhoea, please do not visit hospital as patients are particularly vulnerable to infection."