Visiting Hours

Visitors play an important part in the healing process.

We welcome and encourage both families and friends to visit.

We ask that when visiting, it is important to remember that patients do need to have time to rest and that we have time to carry out essential daily duties. You may be asked to step out or to return later, if necessary. Please be mindful of noise levels, particularly for patients in shared rooms and young children should be with an adult at all times.
 
Our visiting hours are flexible and extend from 10.30am to 8.30pm throughout the hospital with the two following exceptions:
 
St. Benedict’s Ward
 
Closed to visitors: 1– 3pm
 
ICU / CCU 
 
Visiting is permitted at the following times only:
 
11.00 – 12.00
14.00 – 16.00
18.45 – 19.45
If in exceptional circumstances a family member requires access outside of stated visiting times, permission is needed from the senior nurse in charge. Please speak to your ward nurse about this to arrange in advance.

Infection Control & Hand Hygiene

Hand hygiene is a hugely important factor in infection control to prevent and control the spread of infections. Please use the hand gels throughout the hospital before and after you come in contact with any patients.
 
If you have any infection, we would ask that you do not visit, particularly if you have flu, any vomiting or diarrhoea.
If you are ill (ie vomiting or diarrhoea) in any toilet in the hospital, please notify a member of staff so that the area can be disinfected, even if it appears clean, we still need to do this.
Toilets in patient rooms are for PATIENT USE ONLY. There are toilets throughout the hospital and on every ward.
 
Flowers and plants are no longer permitted in any part of the Hospital.