Visiting friends and relatives

Being able to keep in touch with friends and relatives is important and we want to make sure you are able to visit your loved ones easily.

Inpatients

On admission

You are welcome to bring a friend or a family member with you to the hospital. Many of our patients find it reassuring to bring a companion, especially if it is their first visit to the hospital.

During your stay

We know how important it can be to see your friends and family regularly when you’re staying in hospital.

We have no fixed visiting hours on the private wards, however we do ask that visitors understand that the mornings can be a very busy time for patients. Patients also need their rest at night and we settle patients down for bed at 9.00pm. We ask that visitors avoid these times where possible.

We may need to restrict visiting times when a patient is particularly unwell and needs to rest. It may also be necessary to restrict the number of visitors around a bed at any one time. We ask that you and your visitors are sensitive to the needs of other patients and respond to any requests made to you by ward staff.

Please ask a member of staff about other areas in the hospital where you can take your visitors.

Accommodation for relatives

Our accommodation for relatives is limited, but it may be available in some circumstances. The Facilities Office can give you details of hotels and serviced apartments in the area.

Day patients

You are welcome to bring a friend or family member with you on the day of your treatment. However, for the comfort and privacy of all patients, we ask that you bring only one companion per visit.

Outpatients

You are welcome to bring a friend or family member with you to your appointment. However, for the comfort and privacy of all patients, we ask that you bring no more than two or three companions with you.