All wards have the same visiting times:

12noon - 8pm (flexible visiting can be arranged via the appropriate Ward Manager).

The exception to this is Horsley Intensive Care Unit and the High Dependency Unit.


Horsley Intensive Care Unit visiting times are:

12pm – 2pm and 4pm – 8pm

(2pm – 4pm is a quiet time and there is no visiting during this time)

High Dependency Unit visiting times are:

2pm – 4pm and 6pm – 8pm

We ask all our visitors to respect our visiting times. This allows us to ensure that the patients receive privacy when washing, dressing, eating and receiving treatment and care. It also ensures that all patients get the rest that is so important in aiding their recovery.

Should your relative have difficulty visiting during these times, please speak to the ward sister to make alternative arrangements where possible. Relatives and friends are asked not to stay too long and no more than two visitors are allowed per bed at any one time.

Please ensure that you wash and gel your hands before entering the Horsley Intensive Care Unit.

Visitors will be asked to leave at meal times and may be asked to leave if patients in the bay are undergoing: examinations, further tests, therapy (including physiotherapy, occupational therapy and speech and language therapy) or scans.

Guide dogs are permitted to accompany visitors on all wards.


Home from Home for relatives

Our home from home for relatives who want to stay near to their loved ones undergoing lifesaving treatment in our hospital includes eight, ensuite bedrooms with a sitting area, laundry and kitchen, giving them the comforts of home to support them through a traumatic time. Please click here for more information.