Visiting Policy

Visiting Policy


Parent may visit 24/7 – we currently ask them to avoid handovers 0745 to 0800 and 1945 to 2000 to maintain patient confidentiality. They are also asked to leave during ward rounds unless we are discussing their infant.


As above


15:00 to 19:00

Family and Friends

As above, no children below the age of 14 years unless siblings of the infant.

No. of visitors

2 visitors/cot side (this may or may not include a parent)


As above. No visiting from relatives etc unless documented consent from parent(s)

Hygiene and Infection Prevention

Hand gel by the main entrance. Hand washing and hand gel on entry into the nursery. Taught by nurses very early on.