The official visiting hours for the Trust are:

  • Monday to Friday 6.30pm to 8pm and
  • Saturday and Sunday and Bank Holidays 10am - 9:30pm (see below for visiting hours on our maternity wards).

Hoskyn, Mulberry and Oak wards at the Hospital of St Cross 2pm to 4pm and 6.30pm to 8pm.

Visiting hours for the Maternity wards are as follows:

  • 9.30am to 9.30pm for one birthing partner only. Otherwise 7pm to 8pm each day for friends and family. No children are allowed except the parents' own.

We ask that no more than two people visit a patient at any one time. This helps us to maintain privacy, dignity and an environment that supports all of our patients to rest and recover. Please ask the nurse in charge in regards to children under the age of 12 years visiting relatives on the ward.

Some wards at University Hospital are also able to offer afternoon visiting during the week. Please do not hesitate to speak with a member of staff if you have questions about when you can visit.

We recognise and respect the important role played by families and carers in helping patients recover. Therefore, if you wish to extend your visiting time, or visit outside of the official visiting times, please do not hesitate to speak to a member of the nursing team.

As a carer (and with the patient's permission), your support in the delivery of care will be welcomed and valued. However, we do ask that you work with our ward staff to ensure you have the rest and support you need to maintain your own health and wellbeing whilst your family member is in our care.

All visitors are reminded to use the alcohol hand rub provided when entering and leaving wards.

Please click here for a guide to local accommodation for visitors to University Hospital.