Information for visitors

If you are visiting a loved one in hospital please check the visiting times before you arrive. You can find information on this page to help make your visit to our hospitals as easy as possible.

Parking, transport and planning your journey

You can find information about parking charges, public transport and ways that we can help you get here on our hospitals pages.

Visiting times

If you are visiting a loved one, please check the visiting times for the ward they are being cared for on before you make arrangements. Visiting time vary on some wards. Please could visitors be aware that:

  • only two visitors are allowed at a bedside at any one time
  • children visiting a ward must always be supervised by an adult visitor
  • anyone making too much noise may upset other patients and may be asked to leave
  • you may need to leave a bedside or ward if ward staff ask you to
  • hospital property should be respected and not abused or damaged
  • you should not sit on the bed during visits

Contacting the ward

We know that it can be a worrying time when your loved one is in hospital and you will want to know how they are. It would help if only one member of the family contacts the ward after 9.30am and they can pass on the information to the rest of the family. You can phone the wards directly on the numbers listed with the visiting times.

Infection prevention

We are working hard to protect our patients from infection and there are ways you can help us too. You can do this by:

  • cleaning your hands
  • use alcohol hand rub or wash your hands when entering or leaving a ward and before and after contact with a patient
  • limit the number of items you bring into hospital – clutter makes it more difficult to control infection
  • tell us if toilets or other areas don’t look clean
  • not sitting on patients’ beds
  • not visiting friends or loved ones if you feel unwell and have illnesses such as colds unless it is absolutely necessary