Visiting times: Choose the ward you are visiting from the list below
All mealtimes are protected, so family and friends and should not visit when patients are eating their meals. However, if you or your family want to help care for a patient (especially if you normally help out at home) please speak to our nursing staff.
- Breakfast: 7.30am-8.30am
Lunch: 12.15pm - 1.15pm
(Hot drinks are available throughout the day)
Visit patients if you are feeling unwell, had diarrhoea, vomiting or flu-like symptoms in the last 48 hours
Visit patients in the hospital, if the person you have just visited has an infection
Bring flowers, food or drink on to the ward
Sit on a patient’s bed
Clean your hands before entering a ward, after contact with patients and when you leave the ward OR use the alcohol gel provided
Speak to a nurse, before you enter, if you see a sign on the door or bay that you want to visit – you may need to put gloves and an apron on before entering
Remember only two visitors at a time are allowed at a patient’s bedside
At times we might need to:
Put visiting restrictions in place for the protection and safety of our patients. For example if there was an outbreak of infection
Ask visitors to leave for a short time, for example during ward rounds or if our patients require personal care
Your ward staff will keep you fully informed. If any relative or carers would like to be involved in a patients care, please talk to our nursing staff. We are delighted if you or your family want to help care for a patient, especially if they normally help out at home.
* Ward changes at Hinchingbrooke - 13.09.18
Juniper Ward is now known as Bay Tree Ward and is dedicated to the care of patients with surgical and orthopaedic conditions. It was previously a ward that cared for patients with various medical, gastro and general surgery needs.
The Acute Trauma and Surgical Unit (ATSU) is now Plum Tree Ward and is dedicated to the care of gastroenterology and endocrine patients.
In addition, the team on Cherry Tree Ward will now care for hip fracture patients for the duration of their surgery and recuperation. The team will continue to care for older people requiring medical care, too.