Ward information and visiting times

Visiting someone in hospital plays a vital part in helping them to recover. We encourage you to visit your family and friends but ask you to follow some simple rules to reduce the infection risks to patients and aid their recovery.

To help us minimise the spread of infection, we ask that a maximum of two people visit a patient at any one time. Please arrange with friends and family to take turns if necessary.

Sometimes a quick visit and chat is all that is needed and it ensures that the patient can have enough time to rest and recover.

Children are welcome but must be supervised by an adult at all times within the hospital.

For more information, please read our guidance for visitors here.

Visiting times and ward locations

Many of our wards offer flexible visiting for carers. If you are a carer, please speak to the nurse in charge about access flexible visiting or download the leaflet for John’s Campaign.

WardServiceVisiting timesTelephone numberProtected meal timesAny other information
Emergency DepartmentEmergency casesNot Applicable01535 294481Not Applicable
Ward 1 - Location C17Cardiology unit14.00 to 20.00 01535 29201112.20 pm - 13.20
Ward 2 - Location C14Medical admissions13.00 to 20.0001535 29202112.20 pm - 13.20
Ward 4 - Location C6Acute Elderly Medicine11.30 to 20.0001535 292041
Ward 5 - Location C5Stroke ward14.00 to 16.00 and 18.30 to 20.00 01535 29205112.00 pm - 13.00 Stroke Club leaflets and other leaflets and information available on the ward.
Ward 6 - Location C9Endocrinology, gastroenterology and elderly medicine14.00 to 16.00 and 18.30 to 20.0001535 29206112.00 pm - 13.0030 bedded acute elderly medical ward.
Ward 7 - Location C12Respiratory14.00 to 16.00 and 18.30 to 20.00 01535 29207112.00 pm - 13.00
Ward 8 - Location C16The Endoscopy Unit is located here
Ward 9 - Location A19Trauma Orthopaedics14.00 to 16.00 and 18.30 and 20.00 01535 29209111.50 am - 12.50 pm
Ward 10 - Location A21Intermediate care ward14.00 to 20.0001535 2921014.30pm to 5.30pm
Ward 13 - Location A28Female gynaecology, surgery and urology14.00 to 16.00 and 18.30 to 20.00 01535 29213112.30 pm - 13.30pm
Ward 14/ Surgical Assessment Unit - Location A24Male surgical and urology14.00 to 16.00 and 18.30 to 20.0001535 29214112.30 pm - 13.30
Ward 15 - Location A22The Digital Care Hub and Ambulatory Care Unit are located here
Ward 16 - Location A20Intensive Care Unit & High dependency Unit 14.00 to 20.0001535 29226112.30 pm - 13.30
Ward 17 - Location C20Children's unitOpen visiting for parents only. Others 14.00 - 16.00 and 18.00 to 19.3001535 292171None
Ward 18 - Location B4Private patients, Haematology & Oncology
14.00 to 16.00 and 18.30 to 20.00
01535 29219112.00 - 13.00 and 17.00 to 18.0001535 292192 or 01535 292194
Ward 19 - Location B7Elective Orthopaedics14.00 to 16.00 and 18.30 to 20.0001535 29218111.45 am to 12.45 pm
01535 292181 or 01535 292182
Ward 20 - Location B16Day surgeryN/A01535 292201None
Ward 21 - Location B18MaternityPartners and children 10.00 am - 20.00 Others 14.00 to 16.00 and 19.00 to 20.00. 01535 292211None2 visitors to a bed
Ward 22 - Location B21Pre-operative assessment01535 292319 (department is staffed 8am until 4pm)We are on the 4th floor near the Maternity entrance, a lift is available outside Ward 20 entrance for any patients with mobility issues.
Labour ward - Building 1Partners only01535 292402None
Neonatal unit - Location B1924 hour visiting for parents. Others 14.00 - 16.00 and 19.00 to 20.00 01535 292391None