If your visitors need to visit outside of these times, please ask the ward sister or nurse in charge. Where possible, they will accommodate such requests; however our patients’ needs are the most important and at times this may not be possible.
As each ward will have ill patients we ask that visitors are kept to three per bed and that the noise level is minimal.
Visiting times for the maternity unit
Any restrictions to the numbers of visitors apply to minimise the risk of infection and ensure the health and safety of mothers and their newborn babies
Up to two birth support partners only. No visiting, to minimise the risk of infection and ensure the health and safety of mothers and their newborn babies.
8am to 1pm - one adult
1pm to 3pm - rest period, no visiting
3pm to 8pm - 2 visitors
One adult can stay overnight subject to conditions that must be agreed in advance and signed at the ward.
Children of the patient on the ward may visit during this period
Maximum visitors per bed: one adult and two children of the patient on the ward.
Children under 16 cannot visit unless they are the brother or sister of the new baby
Restrictions to the numbers of visitors apply to minimise the risk of infection and ensure the health and safety of mothers and their newborn babies
No flowers please.
Please check with the neonatal unit (SCBU), Starlight, RNRU and the Intensive Care Unit for visiting times as these differ from the general wards.
Young children can become easily bored in hospital and unfortunately we cannot provide children’s facilities on every ward. Children can also be vulnerable to picking up infections. We ask that only your immediate family bring in babies or young children to visit.
Flowers on the wards
We do not allow fresh flowers or potted plants in the hospital as they can be hazardous to both patients and staff, especially if there is electrical equipment around. Flowers can also be a source of infection if left in stale water.