Visitor information

We ask you to respect the following guidelines:

  • only 2 visitors per bed
  • children under 16 will be allowed to visit by prior arrangement only
  • visitors will be asked to not use the entire visiting period but to select a short period within this each day in order not to tire out patients.
  • families will be able to make alternative arrangements if necessary, by prior arrangement with the Ward Manager or senior nurse in charge.

  • When visiting your relative or friend please do not give them any medication or help them to take any medication without checking with the nursing staff on the ward that it is safe to do so. All medication given has to be recorded in order to correctly assess the patients' condition and response to treatment.

    The Trust will display a ‘good visiting guide’ on the entrance to each ward and leaflets will be available for visitors to take away containing the guidance for visiting at hospitals in the Trust.

    Suitable gifts

    Whilst flowers and plants are attractive, they do not last in the warm atmosphere. Locker space is very limited and there is electrical equipment so spillages may be hazardous. Not all wards welcome flowers or plants, so please consider whether you would prefer to bring other items such as: travel size toiletries; a book or magazine; games, cards and puzzle books. You could also bring squash, sparkling water, sugar-free gum, small quantities of fresh fruit, plain biscuits.

    Please check with ward staff if in doubt about gifts suitability. Please do not bring in hot food.

    Visiting Times

    Sometimes we need to put restrictions on visiting times for clinical reasons. Whenever this happens there will be an alert on the homepage of the website. Please make sure that you check this or call the ward before visiting.

    Ellen Badger Hospital14:00 - 20:00