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An easy to use list of our services - linking to pages of information about each service.


Photo of child with nurses on Bramble WardWard visiting times

8.00 am - 8.00 pm, everyday.


Please read our Visitors Charter for more details about what you can expect when visiting a patient in hospital.


Photo of patient and nurse in Renal UnitSome wards or clinical areas have different visiting arrangements. Please see individual ward pages for details:

If a relative wants to visit outside the general ward visiting times they should discuss this with the matron or nurse in charge of the ward and agree an arrangement.

List of wards.


Ward visiting may be restricted further as part of our infection control management, for example, when patients on a ward have norovirus (diarrhoea & vomiting) bug or a flu virus. These measures are necessary to prevent a spread of the illness to other patients and visitors.


If you wish to send flowers to a patient, please be advised that they are not permitted to be kept on certain wards. Please check with the patient's ward before arranging delivery of flowers or bringing flowers into the hospital.


Let's get you home

If you are coming into hospital for planned surgery then please spend 5 minutes watching our new video - Let’s Get You Home – which explains how patients, families and carers should plan to go home from hospital as soon as they are ready. Your recovery will be speedier at home so please remember to talk to our staff as well as your family and carers on what support you need to get you home.