Every patient can have one visit per day for one hour with a maximum of two visitors. Visits must be booked in advance with the ward.
For the Emergency Unit and Outpatient Clinics, please attend alone if possible. However, if you need one person with you, staff will try to accommodate this. Green Zones (Elective Surgery) and the Maternity Unit will have separate guidance. Maternity Visiting Guidance during COVID-19.
Clinical areas have identified visiting slots to reduce footfall on hospital sites. A slot will be allocated when you call the ward. Please do not attend if you feel unwell in any way.
It is very important that all possible steps are taken to prevent the spread of infection within the hospital. Together, patients and visitors can help the staff to reduce the risk of infection or cross infection. Please observe the following:
The UHB Catering Services make strenuous efforts to ensure they cater for the needs of all our patients. It is important that we have your co-operation on the following matters, as we do not wish to adversely affect the health of any patient from food brought in for their consumption.
Please do not bring in any of these foods:
We discourage the supply of hot foods, due to the difficulties of keeping food hot during the journey to hospital. If cold foods are brought in, please ensure they are given to the nursing staff for storage in the ward refrigerator. However, please note that after 24 hours any uneaten food will be disposed of.
This advice does not apply to chocolate, biscuits, fresh fruit or cakes (except those with fresh cream). Any food brought in requiring storage should be labelled with the patient's name and the date.
Please be aware that some units have security measures in place to safeguard babies, children, and vulnerable adults.