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.
*February 2018* We have made visiting times more flexible on all of our adult inpatient wards. The times are now 11am-8pm, seven days a week (please check the table below for any exceptions).
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.
All of our wards operate a protected mealtimes policy to limit the number of disturbances so patients can enjoy their meal. Please consider timing your visit appropriately to ensure privacy and dignity for all of our patients. If you would like to support your relative at mealtimes, please inform the nurse in charge.
For more information, please read our visitors charter 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.
|Ward||Service||Visiting times||Telephone number||Any other information|
|Emergency Department||Emergency cases||Not Applicable||01535 294481|
|Acute Assessment Unit (AAU) Location A4||Urgent care and assessment||Not Applicable||01535 294581|
|Ward 1 - Location C17||Cardiology unit||11.00 to 20.00||01535 292011|
|Ward 4 - Location C6||Acute Elderly Medicine||11.00 to 20.00||01535 292041|
|Ward 5 - Location C5||Stroke ward||11.00 to 20.00||01535 292051||Stroke Club leaflets and other leaflets and information available on the ward.|
|Ward 6 - Location C9||Endocrinology, gastroenterology and elderly medicine||11.00 to 20.00||01535 292061|
|Ward 7 - Location C12||Respiratory||11.00 to 20.00||01535 292071|
|Ward 8 - Location C16||The Endoscopy Unit is located here||Not Applicable||01535 292343|
|Ward 9 - Location A19||Trauma Orthopaedics||11.00 to 20.00||01535 292091|
|Ward 10 - Location A21||Intermediate care ward||11.00 to 20.00||01535 292101|
|Ward 13 - Location A28||Female gynaecology, surgery and gastroenterology||11.00 to 20.00||01535 292131|
|Ward 14/ Surgical Assessment Unit - Location A24||Male surgical and gastroenterology||11.00 to 20.00||01535 292141|
|Ward 15 - Location A22||The Digital Care Hub and Ambulatory Care Unit are located here||Not Applicable|
|Ward 16 - Location A20||Critical care & high dependency unit (HDU)||11.00 to 20.00||01535 292261|
|Ward 17 - Location C20||Children's unit||Open visiting for parents only. Others 14.00 - 16.00 and 18.00 to 19.30||01535 292171|
|Ward 18 - Location B4||Elective Orthopaedics||11.00 to 20.00||01535 292181||01535 292182|
|Ward 19 - Location B7||Private patients, Haematology & endocrinology||11.00 to 20.00||01535 292191||01535 292191 or 01535 292192|
|Ward 20 - Location B16||Day surgery||Not Applicable||01535 292201|
|Ward 21 - Location B18||Maternity||Partners and women's own children - anytime|
Others 14.00 to 16.00 and 19.00 to 20.00
|01535 292211||Limited to three visitors per bed.
No other children allowed to visit other than siblings.
|Ward 22 - Location B21||Pre-operative assessment||Not Applicable||01535 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 1||Partners only||01535 292402|
|Neonatal unit - Location B19||24 hour visiting for parents. Others 14.00 - 16.00 and 19.00 to 20.00||01535 292391|