How do I book a visiting appointment slot?
Visiting appointment slots will be managed at the discretion of individual wards. We require visits to be pre-booked with an allocated appointment slot.
When it has been agreed with a patient that they would like a visitor(s), the ward will contact the named visitor(s) and arrange a slot for them to attend the ward.
Additional visiting can be arranged in the following exceptional circumstances. Please contact the ward or department in advance to discuss appropriate arrangements:
How will I be kept safe whilst visiting?
To help prevent infection spreading and to ensure the safety of our patients, staff and visitors, there are a number of safety measures currently in place in our hospitals:
Can I bring in anything for the patient?
For infection control purposes, the only personal property that can be received in to the organisation are:
Exceptions to this list will be made for items such as glasses, dentures, hearing aids and walking aids.
Visitors can bring the above items in with them if they have a pre-booked appointment slot. If no slot is booked, they will need to contact the wards directly and arrange to drop off property.
Are there other ways of staying in touch?
We know that not everyone will be able to visit their loved one in hospital. We still fully support virtual visiting and the use of phones/tablets whilst on the wards to contact friends and family, unless advised otherwise. This can be arranged directly with the wards.