Visiting a Patient

Our top priority in the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic is to protect our patients, our staff and our community.

In line with the latest Government guidance, from Monday 15th June, all visitors and patients attending an outpatient appointment will be required to wear a face covering.

Visitors are welcome at St. Mary's Hospital but it is also very important to the health and recovery of patients that they have plenty of time to rest.

This section gives you the information you will need if you are visiting a relative or close friend in hospital. It includes ward visiting times, car parking facilities, Infection prevention and our policies on smoking, security and safety.

Visiting is restricted so that clinical teams can look after their patients, housekeepers can clean properly and so that patients can rest and have their meals in a calm environment.

Visiting is allowed on wards between 11.00am - 8pm daily. 

If a family would like to visit a patient outside the hospital visiting times they should discuss this with the Ward Sister or Nurse in charge.  In exceptional circumstances individual arrangements can be agreed. 

If the hospital introduces visiting restrictions or stops visiting to a ward for inflection control reasons, this is done to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our patients, staff and the visitors. If there are exceptional reasons an arrangement can be discussed and agreed with the Ward Sister

Visiting is restricted to no more than two at a time. Babies and young children should, if possible, not be brought into the hospital.

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