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Visiting

We continue to welcome visitors to our hospitals but, for everyone’s safety, it’s important to read all the information below carefully before attending.


Guidance for visitors

Visitors to all our hospitals do not need to wear masks unless it is their personal preference to do so, or it has been risk assessed as necessary (e.g. their friend/relative is on a respiratory ward or in protective isolation).

Do NOT visit if:

We advise against visiting if:


Visiting for adults

If required, one relative or friend may accompany patients in the following areas:

If required, a maximum of two visitors per patient bed space are allowed between 2pm-7pm in the following areas:


Visiting for adults in COVID assigned areas

Visiting a COVID assigned area requires a risk assessment to be completed and a face mask to be worn. This applies to:


Exceptional circumstances

More flexible visiting will be allowed, under the guidance and support of the nurse in charge, in the following exceptional circumstances.

The visiting arrangements, including the number of visitors, will be subject to discussion and agreement with the nurse in charge taking in to account the safety of others.


Visiting for children and babies

Visiting is open to parents or guardians as follows:


Maternity visiting

Details about current visiting arrangements for maternity can be found here.


The final decision regarding visiting will always be at the discretion of the nurse in charge.

Please note, wards may be subject to closure at short notice due to infection control measures.

Please keep in close contact with the ward before visiting.