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

Following an update on national guidance, those accompanying patients to outpatient appointments or the emergency department are no longer required to wear a facemask. You may wear a face covering if it is your personal preference to do so. Please ask a member of staff if you would like us to provide you with a facemask.

If you are visiting a patient on a ward, or in some clinics where patients are at high risk of infection (such as haematology), you will be asked to wear a facemask which will be provided by the team. This is so we can reduce the risk of infection transmission.

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.

Andrea Lewis, Chief Nurse
David Fluck, Medical Director

 

Visiting Details

Antenatal / Scan Appointments / Triage One chosen birth partner between 10am - 8pm and children of the mum / parent who is an inpatient on the ward - no other children to attend the ward.
Joan Booker Ward (Antenatal and Postnatal) One chosen birth partner between 10am - 8pm and children of the mum / parent who is an inpatient on the ward - no other children to attend the ward.
Labour Ward / Abbey Birth Centre Two birth partners at any point in labour