Visiting guidance for NCH&C community inpatient units

We are now facilitating daily visiting for all patients in our inpatient units.

To maintain safety and equity of visiting for all patients, the following rules will still apply:

  • No more than x2 people at a patient’s bedside at any one time.
  • No visiting to take place outside of set visiting times, or during protected mealtimes (these hours will vary depending on the ward).
  • On the majority of our wards there will no longer be a requirement to book ahead. In some areas where communal spaces are limited and where patients are more vulnerable there will still be a requirement to book, but length of visits will be flexible.
  • Visitors will still be encouraged to practice good hand hygiene and wear masks in accordance with current trust guidelines.

Visitors should check local arrangements with the ward before coming.

A risk assessment process remains in place for special circumstances where additional flexibility around visiting is required.

Please download the latest version of our information for visitors leaflet.