If it's not an emergency, please stay away from A&E. Get the right care for you

Visiting

Each person can have two named visitors from 2pm to 8pm.

Do not visit if you have:

  • covid or flu
  • covid or flu-like symptoms in the last 48 hours
  • diarrhoea or vomiting in the last 48 hours
  • been told to isolate, or you’re waiting for your covid test results

Masks and face coverings

  • please wear a mask in clinical areas and wards
  • you don't need to wear a mask in public areas such as corridors and cafes.

Carers and parents

Some people may need extra help and support during their stay.

You can stay with your friend or family member if you are:

  • parents of a child in hospital
  • parents of a baby in the neonatal unit
  • a carer for someone with a disability, learning disability, dementia, who has autism, or a mental health condition
  • the next of kin (or nominated person) of someone who is approaching the end of their life

Closed wards

If we close a ward because of covid, flu, or other outbreak, we will stop general visiting.

You can still be with your friend or family member if you’re a parent or carer, by agreement with the ward.

Maternity, antenatal, and postnatal care

Birth partners and support people can accompany mums through pregnancy, labour, and postnatal care.

Outpatients, accident and emergency, or urgent care

You can accompany someone to accident and emergency, the urgent care centre, or to their outpatient appointment.

Neonatal unit

Open visiting for mum and dad.

Paediatrics visiting

Open visiting for mum or dad: where possible please visit one a time.

Other ways to keep in touch

If you both have access to the ways you’d usually use to keep in touch, like a phone or tablet, keep going. It’s always nice to see a friendly face.

We can also arrange for your friend or relative to call you – all they need to do is ask a member of the ward team.

Otherwise, here are some ways we can keep you chatting:

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