Current visiting times

After suspending visiting earlier in the year, we are now able to offer limited visiting to some wards at the discretion of the nurse in-charge.”

Read more on visiting times...


Messages for loved ones and keeping in touch

We recognise the impact that a long stay in hospital can have on families and the importance of maintaining strong communication.  Our ward staff are keeping in touch with patients’ next of kin directly and our Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) can help pass on personal messages from family and friends.

Read more information about messages for loved ones…

Current visiting times

After suspending visiting earlier in the year, we are now able to offer limited visiting to some wards at the discretion of the nurse in-charge.”

Read more on visiting times...


Messages for loved ones and keeping in touch

We recognise the impact that a long stay in hospital can have on families and the importance of maintaining strong communication.  Our ward staff are keeping in touch with patients’ next of kin directly and our Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) can help pass on personal messages from family and friends.

Read more information about messages for loved ones…

During your stay in hospital you will meet a number of different members of staff.  All members of staff wear name badges, but if you are not sure who someone is or what they do, please feel free to ask them to introduce themselves and explain what they do. 

If you have any questions about your treatment, please ask a doctor or a nurse.

There are lots of opportunities for you to get involved with the Trust, from volunteering to attending our public meetings, our Annual General Meeting or our hospital open day which is held every year.

Is there anything that I can bring?

Last updated: 27 November 2019

We have most essential items that our patients will require during their stay on intensive care.

However, some may prefer their own personal items and toiletries such as:

  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Liquid soap or shower gel
  • Comb or hairbrush
  • Personal toiletries your relative may normally use
  • Aerosol deodorants rather than roll-on varieties due to infection control
  • Razor - if electric please make sure it is fully charged

Flannels and towels can get very soiled or lost so are best left at home. We provide both items.


Items that we do not have and may be very helpful are:

  • Dentures, spectacles and hearing aids to make communication easier
  • Favourite music CDs or photographs are always appreciated

Any other property will need to be taken home, due to lack of space and storage facilities. Anything of value, especially money or jewellery, will be sent to the hospital safe.

Unfortunately we cannot accept fresh flowers or plants as the soil and water can be hazardous to equipment and an infection risk.

 

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