Carers visiting hours
1. Do you currently have a policy which allows carers to visit the person they care for outside of visiting hours? Yes
a. If yes, please provide a copy of this policy
b. If yes, please outline whether this policy applies to all hospital sites and all wards, or specify the sites or wards to which it applies. Applies to the Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
c. If no, are you planning to introduce a policy in 2017/18? N/A
d. If no, please outline any work that your Trust is undertaking with a view to enabling carers to visit the person they care for outside visiting hours? N/A
2. If you have a policy, please provide details of the use of the policy to allow carers to visit outside of traditional visiting hours? This includes:
a. How are your staff informed about this policy? Local and Trust Induction, Dementia Training.
b. How is the implementation of this policy monitored across the hospitals in your Trust? Carer’s Support, Dementia Steering Group.
3. If you do not have a policy which allows carers to visit the person they care for outside of visiting hours, why is this? [Please let us know of any barriers to introducing a policy in your Trust]. N/A