Visiting Times

Visitors are very welcome but do not visit if you are unwell. In particular, if you have had diarrhoea, vomiting, severe cold or flu you should not visit until you have been well for 48 hours. 

Please clean your hands prior to visiting.

Our visiting times:

Brunel building: 10am to 8pm, with protected meal times from 12pm to 2pm. Some wards visiting times may slightly differ depending on the clinical condition of those particular patients. Intensive Care Unit & Acute Assessment Unit operate a more flexible system.

Maternity: Partner and own children 10am to 8pm.Other visitors: 2pm to 4.30pm and 6.30pm to 7.30pm 2 visitors plus partner at a time, only children over 13.

NICU: For people other than parents 2pm to 3pm and 6.30pm to 7pm.

Visiting times help us to maintain cleaner hospitals and keep our wards quieter during patients’ mealtimes. 

If the ward’s visiting arrangements don’t suit family and friends, please speak with a member of the ward team about this.

Two visitors are welcome at any one time and children under the age of 11 (13 at maternity) are not allowed to visit unless the ward sister or nurse in charge agrees this in advance. 

In certain circumstances, we can arrange for members of your family to stay in the hospital. Please talk to a member of the ward team.

Help us fight infections

  • Tell us if you or any of your family have had diarrhoea or vomiting in the 48 hours before admission
  • Tell a member of the ward team if ward, bathroom or equipment is unclean. Discuss all concerns with the matron
  • Remind staff if they appear not to have cleaned their hands
  • Always wash your own hands after using the toilet facilities and before eating
  • Do not touch wounds, drains or drips. If a dressing is loose or stained tell one of the nursing staff
  • Do not visit if you are unwell. In particular, if you have had diarrhoea or vomiting do not visit until you have been well for 48 hours
  • Clean your hands before and after visiting
  • Do not sit on any beds
  • Do not bring flowers onto the wards.