Visiting Policy

Visiting Policy

Parents

 

Open visiting

Siblings

 

Open visiting

Grandparents

 

14.30 -20.00

Family and Friends

14.30 - 20.00

No. of visitors

 

2 visitors by bedside accompanied by one/both parents

Restrictions

 

No children under 16 unless sibling of baby or live in the same house as baby

Hygiene and Infection Prevention

It is important for parents and family to visit their babies but infection poses a great risk to a premature or sick baby. 

If you are a parent and feel unwell you must enquire from the nurse looking after your baby if it is safe for you to visit.

No other visitors can visit if they are unwell.

Infectious diseases - for example chickenpox, measles, mumps...
With these types of disease, a person can have the infection and infect others before they show any symptoms themselves. Therefore if parents (or other visitors) have come in contact with anyone who has an infectious disease, it is very important that you talk to your baby's doctor about the risks this poses to yourself and your baby.

The decision to allow visiting will depend upon individual circumstances