The following are the recommended visiting hours:
- Visiting hours are from 11.00 – 21.00 in our residential settings.
- Visiting hours in the Rehabilitation service are from: 14.00 – 16.30 and 18 – 21 hours.
- Visiting outside these hours can be discussed with the Nurse Manager on the unit.
Visitors may be requested to leave the wards due to health and safety issues, privacy and dignity issues, during protected mealtimes and therapeutic interventions.
Children under the age of 16 are not permitted to visit on their own. They must be under the supervision of another adult at all times. Children cannot be left in the care of the service users.
A patient has the right to decline visitors. The Ward Manager can request that visitors leave if the number present or the length of the visit is deemed excessive.
Additional restrictions apply from time to time, e.g. during outbreaks of infectious diseases. Visiting may be severely curtailed, next of kin only at these times.
Relatives and friends are requested not to visit if they have sore throats, flu, vomiting and/or diarrhoea or other infections until they have been well for 48 hours, because of the risk of introducing infection to the patients.
Visiting hours may also be restricted for medical or emergency situations.
Thank you for your co-operation.
Director of Nursing.