We know how important a visit from a loved one is for our patients, their families, friends and carers. We are facilitating safe visiting in line with national guidance. Help us to protect our staff and patients from infections by following our infection control guidelines:
Two visitors per patient. Visitors can be different each day. Visiting times will be between 2-4pm and 6-8pm.
End of life care - An individualised approach is in place for each patient but in general daily visits of up to four people, per patient can be supported by the matron or nurse in charge.
Upon arrival to the ward please speak with a member of staff prior to visiting the patient in the bay
Visiting the unit is at the discretion of the Nurse/Consultant in charge. We will always facilitate visiting for patients undergoing end of life care, and patients who are supported by named carers. Our general approach is for one named visitor on a case by case basis.
Please be mindful that we reserve the right to restrict visitors to ICU to protect patients with immune suppression, the risk of infection to visitors, or to reflect any changes in local and national infection control guidance.
Adult patients can be accompanied by one relative/carer.
For child patients, we ask that one relative/carer and where possible no siblings. However, we appreciate that parents may need to share the supporting parental role.
Partners are welcome to attend all ultrasound scans and antenatal appointments.
Please DO NOT bring children to any antenatal appointments or ultrasound scans. The clinics are busy environments with limited space and no facilities for children. There can occasionally be long waits for appointments or further tests that are required in the maternity unit. If you bring children with you, your appointment/scan may be rescheduled to support you to attend at another time without your children.
St Catherines Ward (Antenatal)
Partner’s are welcome to attend the Antenatal Ward anytime between 9am - 8pm
Visitors, including siblings of the baby are welcome between 10am and 12pm and 6pm and 8pm (maximum 3 visitors per bed space).
Shere Ward (Postnatal)
Partners are welcome on the Postnatal Ward from 9am - 8pm
Visitors, including siblings of the baby, can visit 10am-12pm and 6pm-8pm. Maximum of three people at a bedside at any time.
Two birth partners are welcome at any time while women/birthing people are on the delivery suite - this is not dependent on the stage of labour.