We are delighted to welcome visitors to the Trust. General visiting is taking place across the organisation and visitors can now visit their loved one without having to book in advance.

General visiting

To visit your loved one, go to the ward they are staying on to let them know you are here for a visit, and they will work with you to ensure your visit can take place in a safe way.

We operate protected mealtimes in all of our adult wards. At set times throughout the day, all non-urgent clinical activity (including visiting) stops to help patients eat their meals in a calm atmosphere. These are as follows:

Breakfast: 8-9am

Lunch 11.30am–1pm

Dinner 5–6pm


During Ramadan, visiting times have been extended until 9:30pm to allow people to visit their loved ones following iftar. This will be in place until 10 April 2024.


Hand hygiene and face masks

All persons accessing Trust services are no longer required to wear a fluid repellent face mask in clinical areas.  If you would like to wear a face mask, they will continue to be available and you will be supported to do so.

Visitors are asked not to attend the Trust if you have any symptoms of infection and feel unwell.

Patients visiting for outpatient appointments whom are well enough to do so and have symptoms of a respiratory infection may be asked to wear a face mask and wait in a designated area away from other patients.  Please check at reception check in.

When attending our Trust, you must continue to follow infection, prevention and control practices including following hand hygiene practices.  You can find out more about our infection prevention and control measures at the Trust by clicking here

Carers, people with additional needs, and end of life visits

If you are a carer who is providing ongoing care and support, or are visiting someone with additional needs, such as a learning disability, cognitive impairment or who requires language support, extended visiting arrangements can be made directly with the ward staff, as part of your ongoing conversations with ward staff. This can be arranged at a suitable time for you, in agreement with staff. 

If you are visiting someone who is at the end of their life, additional people will be able to visit, and again this will be discussed with you directly so you can see loved ones as soon as possible.