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Visiting hours

We welcome and encourage visitors.

Visitor numbers

We may limit the number of visitors allowed per patient at any one time. This is to make sure that our patients get the rest they need and other patients are not disturbed. However, if there is an infection on the ward, we may restrict this to one visitor per patient.

Infection control

We are very proud or our consistently low infection rates and we need your help to keep it this way.

Please note that visitors with colds, coughs, diarrhoea, vomiting (D&V) or other infectious diseases should not visit until they are well.

Visitors should always clean their hands using the hand dispensers before coming onto the ward.

  • Washing your hands or using alcohol hand gel on entering and before leaving wards and departments
  • Helping us to keep our hospital clean and tidy
  • Letting us know if you have any questions or concerns regarding  infection prevention and control or standards of cleanliness

Visiting times

To respond to requests from women and their families, we have changed our visiting times across the hospital.


On Wards 1, 3 and 4 (Maternity Wards)

3:00pm – 4:00pm
7:00pm – 8:00pm
9:00am – 8:00pm (Husbands, Partners and Siblings only)
(only three visitors allowed at a time)


Delivery Suite and The Birth Centre;

At the discretion of the midwife in charge, depending on the women’s condition. No definite times apply. Only the mothers own children are allowed to visit.


Neonatal Intensive Care Unit;

Parent and siblings are welcome to visit anytime, 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.
Other Visitors – 9am – 12noon and 3pm – 7pm
Maximum of three per cot (this includes siblings)


Transitional Care

Husbands/Partners 9:00am – 8:00pm
Other Visitors – 9am – 12noon and 3pm – 7pm
Maximum of three per cot (this includes siblings)


On Ward 7 and 8 (Gynaecology Wards)

Monday to Friday:
2:00pm -4:30pm and 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Saturday and Sunday – 2:00pm to 8:00pm
Maximum of three visitors per bed