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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.
Parents and carers are welcome at all times. For other family and friends most areas have all day visiting from 10am to 7pm. The staff will let you know of any restrictions that may apply.
We appreciate that you will be anxious to learn of your child's, 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.
How you can help - as a visitor
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.
Small flower arrangements
Plants in containers
Large bulky products
Large amounts of food
Food that needs re-heating