Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust welcomes visitors to the hospital and believes they play an important role in a patients' recovery.
Access to the Hospital is 24 hours a day / 7 day’s a week, however, visiting hours throughout the hospital are generally 2pm until 5pm and then 6.30pm until 8.30pm. The Emergency Department is open 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year.
In some areas including specialist areas such as Maternity, Paediatrics and Critical Care, visiting times can vary from ward to ward, so please make sure you check the A - Z of Departments to find visiting times for a particular ward before you set off. We try to be as flexible as possible, but the interests of medical care must come first.
Rest is an essential part of the patient’s recovery process and we therefore ask visitors to try to keep to a guide of two persons per visit. We kindly also ask that visitors try to avoid making too much noise as this may disturb other patients and that children are accompanied by an adult. It would also be helpful if any chairs moved around could be returned to their original place when visitors leave.
If you have any concerns with these guidelines please speak to the nurse in charge who may agree to make an exception.
If you are suffering or recovering from any infectious illnesses such as diarrhoea, vomiting, coughs, colds or flu we would ask you not to visit until you have properly recovered.
Giftscan do a lot to cheer up a patient. Stuffed toys, books and games are terrific items to give a patient. Balloons, of course, can brighten a room but for safety reasons, we would only allow mylar balloons into the hospital. All latex balloons are prohibited. We would also strongly advise against visitors bringing flowers into the hospital due to infection control reasons.