From Monday 23 April hospital visiting times are changing.
Families and carers will be welcome to visit all patients in all wards between 10am and 8pm.
Families and carers have told us that they often want to spend longer visiting their loved ones than the current restricted visiting arrangements allow. We also know that many people have work and other commitments which can make it difficult to come to get to hospital during the official visiting hours.
So in response to that feedback, from Monday 23 April we’re changing visiting times on all our wards, to the same arrangements that have proven to be popular in the maternity and children’s services wards. Families and carers will be welcome to visit all patients in all wards between 10am and 8pm. We hope this will enable people to spend as much time as they like with their loved ones, and gives more flexibility to fit visiting into busy lives.
This does mean that patients may be receiving treatment or having meals when people visit, so ask for patience and support. If you are a carer and would like to visit and offer additional care or support you will be welcomed at all times. Please ask for a carers lanyard so you feel part of our team and staff get to know you whilst on the wards.
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.
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.