Visiting arrangements - from 26 April 2022
We continue to gradually lift restrictions on visitors coming to the hospital.
For visitors visiting non-Covid wards
There are no restrictions to the number of different people who can visit patients during their stay. But please note: two visitors per patient at any one time although there can be more visitors in exceptional circumstances such as end of life.
Visiting times on acute wards are between 12noon and 8pm. Visiting is allowed outside these times for exceptional circumstances.
For visitors coming to see patients in our Covid ward
Patients can have one named visitor from DAY 6 of their admission to the Covid ward. (The same named visitor throughout the patient stay.)
Visiting times are 12noon to 8pm.
On arrival at the ward, the visitor will be required to wear PPE - a face mask, gloves and apron.
It is strongly recommended that the visitor takes regular lateral flow tests.
Visiting the Intensive Care Unit
Two visitors per patient at any one time.
Visiting times are 12noon to 8pm (but visiting is allowed outside these times for exceptional circumstances).
No restriction to the number of different visitors each resident may have.
But one visitor per resident if indoors and please wear a face mask. Three visitors per resident if remaining outdoors in the garden.
We are asking all visitors to maintain social distancing and the wearing of a mask whilst in our hospital or community facilities, including Mary Seacole Nursing Home. Doulas and birthing partners are strongly advised to have a Lateral Flow Test prior to attending the hospital.
Please be aware that visitor restrictions are still in place when attending the Emergency Department (A&E). Ony in exceptional circumstances will relatives or family members be permitted to enter the waiting room and only one parent can wait with their child. This is done in order to try and keep all patients as safe as possible.
For safety reasons related to the current pandemic, it is paramount that visitors are not congregating in corridors. For people still coming to the hospital for blood tests, please enter the hospital via the front entrance to the site on Homerton Row, and ask for directions to the Clifden Centre where our phlebotomists are holding blood testing sessions.