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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.
Please be aware that sometimes the person you are visiting may be out of the ward (for example, for therapy, tests etc) during visiting times, so you may not be able to visitor.
These times can be subject to change and so it is advisable that you phone the ward before planning your visit to confirm what the visiting times are, by calling the NHS Grampian switchboard on 0845 456 6000 and asking to be put through to the ward.
|Wd 5N||2.30pm - 4.00pm||6.30pm - 8.00pm|
|Wd 7||2.30pm - 5.00pm||6.30pm - 8.00pm|
|Wd 8||2.30pm - 4.30pm||No evening, Day case ward|
|Wd 9||2.30pm - 4.30pm||6.30pm - 8.00pm|
|Wd 10||2.30pm - 4.30pm||7pm - 8pm|
|Wd 15/Triage Unit||2.00pm - 4.30pm||6.30pm - 8.30pm|
|Wd 16||2.00pm - 4.00pm||6.30pm - 8.00pm|
|Wd 17||2.00pm - 4.00pm||6.30pm - 8.00pm|
|Wd 21||2.00pm - 4.00pm||6.30pm - 8.00pm|
|Wd 22||2.00pm - 4.00pm||6.30pm - 8.00pm|
|Morningfield House||1.30pm - 4.30pm||7.00pm - 8.00pm|
|Neuro Rehab Unit||2.00pm - 5.00pm||6.00pm - 8.00pm|
|Orthopaedic Rehab Unit||2.30pm - 4.30pm||6.30pm - 8.00pm|
|Oak||2.00pm - 4.30pm||6.30pm - 8.30pm|
|Stroke Rehab Unit||2.00pm - 4.30pm||6.30pm - 8.00pm|
We would like to emphasise that the visiting periods may not be suitable for all patients, particularly those who may be quite ill and for whom quite short visits may be more appropriate. Such restrictions are for the benefit of patients. We hope that this will be appreciated by visitors when this is raised by staff. Also, individual wards may have special requirements that will have an effect on the times when visiting is permitted.
Remember that although visiting times are quite extensive, it is not intended that visitors remain for the entire visiting period. In most instances this is not in the best interests of patients. Your co-operation will be appreciated by both patients and staff.
If circumstances make it difficult for friends and relatives to visit during these hours, please approach the nurse in charge of the ward.
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.
Small flower arrangements
Plants in containers
Large bulky products
Large amounts of food
Food that needs re-heating