On all wards, the following rules apply:
- Please could visitors refrain from sitting on the bed for infection control reasons
- Adult patients will be restricted to 2 visitors at a time, unless there are specific reasons (at the discretion of the nurse-in-charge)
- A responsible adult should accompany all children visitors; those under the age of 12 are only allowed to visit with permission from the nurse in charge.
This will enable patients to have protected rest periods & meal times, allow the doctors and nurses to carry out patient care, and for essential cleaning to take place.
- 14.00 - 16.00
- 18.30 - 20.00
Exceptions can be made on an individual patient basis at the discretion of the nurse-in-charge.
Visiting times: 19.00 - 20.00
Parents and siblings are allowed to visit all day both in the Neonatal Unit and on Ward 24.
Other Visitors are allowed to visit as follows:
- Neonatal Unit: 14.00 - 16.00 & 19.00 - 20.00
- Ward 24: 15.00 - 19.00
Labour Ward: Birthing Partners ONLY at ALL times.
Maternity at Wexham:
Patients' children only 10.00am to 8.30pm
- Partners only - 10.00am - 8.30pm
- Other visitors - 7.00pm - 8.30pm
Maternity at Heatherwood
Visiting times for Ascot Birth Centre
- During labour:
- Birthing Partners ONLY at ALL times
After the Birth;
- Partners and patients' own children only - 10.00am - 8.00pm
- Other visitors - 3.00pm - 7.00pm
- No children under 16 unless patients' own children
- No visitor 'swapping' during the day
For reasons of privacy and security free access to this unit is not allowed for non-hospital personnel. Only 2 visitors per patient please. Visiting is restricted to next of kin, partners, family and close friends. Visiting is not allowed during Ward Rounds and Nurses Handover – times are normally:
- 07.00 - 09.00
- 13.00 - 15.00
Visiting is not encouraged before 3pm, during the patient rest period, and after 8pm at night. Remember that patients need time for rest, treatment and privacy. However, each patient will be assessed individually, and if the nurse-incharge believes that it is beneficial for close relatives/friends to visit outside these times, exceptions will be made.
Please note that many of the patients who are admitted to the Unit are seriously ill and, as such, will require a high level of nursing and medical intervention. It is therefore very likely that you will be asked to wait, or asked to leave during your visit, when these interventions need to take place.
The staff will endeavour to allow you to visit as much as possible and will keep you informed of developments should the anticipated waiting time be longer than 15 minutes.