We all play an important part in reducing the spread of infections.

Please do not visit if:

  • you have a cough, cold or flu like symptoms
  • you have had sickness or diarrhoea in the past 2 days 48 hours
  • you have tested positive for COVID-19 or a respiratory virus in the past 7 days

Clean your hands carefully before and after visiting a ward area/department. Alcohol sanitiser/soap and water are available for you to use. There are posters available showing the correct technique, this is to help keep our patients and staff safe. There are still germs and viruses going around we want to try and stop them spreading. Facemasks are available if you wish to wear one when visiting your loved one.

For further information please see our Infection Prevention and Control page.

We also ask children who are under 12 years old to stay at home.  This is to help stop the spread of infections. 

Please note: Some departments/wards request children under 16 years stay at home, unless in exceptional circumstances. Please check prior to visiting.

There may be times when we need to suspend visiting in certain areas.  This is when we have an infection outbreak.  Please respect our staff if we need to do this.  We work hard to keep everyone safe.

Please see our latest visitor guidance below.

Visitor guidance

Adult inpatient wards
Patients can have 2 adult visitors at any one time.
Visitors can stay for up to one hour only.
Visiting times are 3pm to 4pm or 6.30pm – 7.30pm every day.
If you need to visit at any other time, you need to ask the Ward Manager first.

COVID-19 wards
If you want to visit a loved one on one of our COVID-19 wards, you do so at your own risk.
You will need to wear a facemask and other PPE.
Please do not visit if you have symptoms of COVID-19 or have tested positive.

We allow 2 birthing partners to support you while you are having your baby.  Only 1 birthing partner can stay for the whole time.
We allow 2 adult visitors at any one time after you have had your baby.  
You can visit at any time.
You can bring people with you to your scans and appointments. 

Children’s wards
Patients can have 2 adult visitors at any one time.
You can visit at any time.

Neonatal unit
Both parents can stay 24/7.  
We only allow 2 adults per cot at any one time.

End of life care
We know there will be times when we need to change the visiting rules. We want to support you and your loved one at the end of life. Please just speak to the Ward Manager.

Carer passport
It can be difficult when someone you care for has to go into hospital.  We support and encourage you to be as involved as you want to be. You can stay longer and outside of the normal visiting hours. Please ask the Ward Manager about our Carer Passport.  This helps to identify you as a carer. 

Other areas 
Special arrangements will stay in place in certain parts of the hospital (for example critical care).  Please talk to the nurse in charge.