COVID-19 Restrictions to remain in place at our hospital

We would like to remind you that the restrictions currently in place across the NHS will remain for the foreseeable future. This includes limitations on visiting patients, and infection control measures such as wearing face masks, temperature checks and maintaining social distancing when at our hospital.

Visiting Times

Outside sign at the Walton Centre

**Please note visiting is restricted in line with national and regional guidance, due to the COVID-19 Pandemic**

 The latest information can be found in our COVID-19 information hub


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, visiting times of which are: 

12pm – 2pm and 3pm – 8pm 

(2pm – 3pm is a quiet time and there is no visiting during this time) 


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 family have difficulty visiting during these times, please speak to the Ward Sister to make alternative arrangements where possible. Families 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 any of the wards, the Horsley Intensive Care Unit and the High Dependency Unit. 

Visitors 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. 

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Page last updated: 07 September 2021