Visiting Times & Procedures

Ongoing contact with family and friends is an important aspect of recovery and rehabilitation. The hospital actively supports positive contact with family and friends.

The normal duration of a visit is 30 minutes and three visitors per patient can visit at any one time. Each patient is requested to provide a list of visitors. A register of visitors is kept at the gate and visitors may be required to produce photo ID when visiting. Visitors should ensure in advance that they are included on the register of visitors for the patient by contacting the relevant social worker. Flexible visiting hours may be available for visitors travelling long distances.

Visitors are requested not to bring prohibited items into the hospital. Cameras, mobile phones or recording equipment of any kind are not allowed inside the hospital. Beverages of all sort and unsealed foods, cakes etc are similarly prohibited. Plastic bags should not be used for carrying gifts. It is advised that carers keep a list of what gifts are left for the patient.

All visits are supervised by staff and patients are not allowed to exchange items in the visiting areas without first seeking the consent of staff. All items that visitors wish to give to patients will be checked by a member of staff.

Visitors are requested to leave handbags, mobile phones etc. at the gate on arrival. Security boxes are available at the Gate. If visitors wish to leave money for a patient during a visit, the money must be handed to the supervising staff on duty and a receipt will be issued.

As the hospital is a secure facility, it is important to ensure the health and safety of all concerned and visitors are requested to adhere to the visiting policy. Visits may be suspended if visitors bring prohibited items into the hospital

Revised Visiting Hours from 27th June 2011

45 minute Slot: 6.30 p.m. - 7.15 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
45 minute Slot: 7.15 p.m. - 8.00 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
45 minute Slot: 2.00 p.m.- 2.45 p.m. Friday, Saturday & Sunday.
45 minute Slot: 3.00 p.m. - 3.45 p.m. Friday, Saturday & Sunday.

Bank Holiday Mondays:  Visiting is the same as on Saturdays and Sundays.