The Trust has a Visitors Charter. This has been developed by the hospital and our Patients Forum to ensure that all patients are able to benefit from visitors whilst allowing time for rest and recovery.

It covers a wide range of areas:

If you need help in working out how to get to the hospital or find your way round when you arrive, see the section of this site about finding the hospital.

There is also a patient's charter that may be of interest

Visiting Times

General ward visiting times are:

Adult Wards : 3.00pm - 8.00pm

Children's Wards : 3.00 pm - 7.00 pm

(outside of these hours please speak to the Nurse in Charge. Exceptions can be negotiated with the nurse in charge, and are generally approved for :

Please note different visiting times for:
Intensive Care Unit: 10.00am - 12.00 noon and 4.00pm - 8.00pm
High Dependency Unit: 10.00am - 12.00 noon and 4.00pm - 8.00pm
Coronary Care Unit: 3.00pm - 8.00pm
Gynaecology: 2.00pm - 8.00pm
Maternity (Mat 5): 10.00am - 1.30pm and 3.30pm - 8.00pm
Anderson Delivery Suite: 24hr visiting, two visitors only

The number of visitors is limited to 2 per bed. Should you wish to have children visit you while in hospital please check with the Ward Manager. If children do visit we ask they do not sit or crawl on the floor or beds and do not disturb other patients. To help with infection control we ask visitors not to sit on beds.

Riverside Treatment Centre (Day Surgery)  

This is a Booked Admission Unit.  In order to speed up patients recovery post surgery, we are no longer allowing relatives in to the ward Post Operation. We also request that only one relative stay pre operative in our waiting area. This is due to lack of space as well as patient privacy.

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