Important information for visitors
While we welcome all visitors to our hospitals we do ask that you remember we are here to help people get better - and to do that we need your help and co-operation. Here you will find some of the things that you can do to help.
- Respect other people's privacy
- Remember that some patients are more ill than others and while the patient you are visiting may well enjoy a lively, noisy group of visitors, the person in the next bed may need peace and quiet
- Remember to ask a member of staff before using your mobile phone on wards and in clinical areas
- Remember hospitals are no-smoking areas
- Avoid drinking alcohol in the hospitals
- Please check with the ward before bringing in flowers. The layout of some wards means they are unable to allow flowers as they prevent thorough cleaning of all areas.
To ensure that visiting time is beneficial for everyone, we ask you to remember the following:
- We prefer there to be no more than two visitors at any one time. Space can be limited and too many visitors may mean the patient becomes over tired. It may also be disturbing for other patients
- Children are welcome to visit at the discretion of the nurse in charge. They are the responsibility of accompanying adults and must be kept under close observation at all times.
- You may be asked to leave the ward during a doctor’s visit, at treatment or meal times, or if an emergency arises.
- You should not visit if you have a potentially infectious condition such as a cough, cold or stomach upset.