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This information is designed to help you prepare for a visit to our hospital. You may also find it useful to refer to the other sections such as General Information. If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to ask a member of staff.
Husbands and partners may visit between 9am to 12 noon, 2pm to 5pm and 6pm to 9pm. Please avoid meal times.
Other people can visit between 2pm to 4pm and 7pm to 8pm.
Anyone wishing to visit outside these hours can arrange this beforehand with the midwifery staff.
Visitors are not admitted between 1pm to 2pm as this is a rest hour for mothers.
Only partners may visit you when you are in the induction area of Westburn Ward or Labour Ward. For security reasons visitors are not allowed to wait in the main reception area from 10pm overnight.
Please remember smoking is not permitted in the buildings or the grounds of NHS Grampian. Smoking is not permitted at the entrance to the hospital. Please see General Information for more details.
In the Neonatal Unit, baby's parents may visit at any time, and the baby's siblings are welcome. Grandparents may visit between 3pm and 7pm (for approximately 30 minutes at any one time).
We appreciate that you will be anxious to learn of your relatives or friends progress by telephone. However, it would save considerable staff time if calls to the ward telephone were limited to immediate members of the family. If possible, one person only should call on behalf of the family. Please note that due to confidentiality, staff can only give out limited information over the phone.
This does not apply to telephoning patients via Hospedia (formerly Patientline®) where this is available.
The use of mobile phones is not permitted in the hospital. The signals can affect vital medical equipment. Please switch off your mobile phone before you enter the hospital.
Please try to keep noise levels down as noise disturbs people who are unwell.
Everyone has a role to play in helping prevent the spread of Healthcare Associated Infection (HAI). NHS staff are doing a great deal, but we can't overcome these problems without the involvement of the public.
If you have any further concerns please feel free to contact the Infection Control Team on 01224 550998.
When in hospital, relatives and friends often bring in a patient's favourite food from home as a treat. Any food brought in should be branded goods, in sealed packets with a sell by date. It should not require re-heating. Please speak to the nurse in charge before giving a patient food brought from outside the hospital.
Please note that the hospital cannot accept responsibility for foods not prepared by us.