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An update on visiting at Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals

Visiting is no longer restricted to two hours, and visiting is no longer required to be booked by telephone. Please ensure that you visit during the normal ward visiting times. Please note that no more than two people should visit a patient at any given time.

Click here for more information and exceptions to visiting times.


Mask wearing to be reintroduced in ALL areas of the hospitals

Following an increase in cases of COVID-19 in recent weeks, we have taken the decision to once again implement mask wearing in all areas of the hospitals from Friday 1st July, in order to reduce transmission of the virus.

Surgical face masks will be provided at designated entrances for our staff and all members of the public. These must be worn when moving around the hospitals, as well as when visiting loved ones or attending appointments.

We will continue to closely monitor the situation and will update you with any further changes to our IPC guidance, when it is safe to do so.

Thank you for your ongoing support.

Andrea Lewis, Chief Nurse
David Fluck, Medical Director


Visiting Hours

Please note that normal visiting hours are 2pm – 8pm.

  • Visiting hours for Birch Acute Cardiac Unit (BACU) are 3-4:30pm and 6-8pm only. Only 2 visitors at a time and no children below 12 years old.
  • Visiting in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) is permitted from 1pm, with a recommended two hour slot (this is flexible). Please contact the unit to agree visiting as appropriate.
  • If you are visiting a patient on Chestnut ward, please continue to ring the ward prior to your visit to arrange.
  • In Maternity, please note that siblings are permitted to visit but no other children.

Please note that no more than two people should visit a patient at any given time.