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Patients and Visitors

We are reintroducing mask wearing at St Mary’s Hospital and other Trust buildings following a rise in COVID-19 cases.

From Friday 8 July 2022, all patients, staff, and visitors are asked to wear a face mask in all public and clinical areas.

There are things that everyone can do to help:

  • Wear a mask, unless you are exempt, and use hand gel when visiting the hospital or other Trust sites
  • Stay away from hospital if you have symptoms, or are a contact of someone who has tested positive for COVID-19
  • Attend appointments on your own, wherever possible
  • Choose the right service if you are unwell and need medical advice – consider a pharmacy, visiting NHS 111 online or contacting your GP
  • If it is an emergency, always call 999

We would like to thank everyone for their support, and to be assured that the COVID-19 measures will be regularly reviewed.

Ward visiting information

Between 10am and 8pm, patients on the following wards can have 2 visitor a day for 1 hour and it doesn’t need to be the same person each day. However, each visit must be pre-booked with the ward directly, using the numbers below and the Isle of Wight prefix: 01983.

Ward name

Phone number



Appley Ward


Colwell Ward


Compton Ward


Coronary Care Unit   




Short Stay Unit (SSU)




St Helens


Stroke Unit


Additional information

Maternity Department

Two birth partners are allowed and up to 2 siblings at a time may visit with an adult.

Who to contact

If you have questions about this guidance or how to implement it, please contact: The Patient Experience Team on: 01983 534420 or via email:

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