PLEASE NOTE: Face masks remain mandatory in our all of our hospitals
Visiting restriction guidance
Update 16 May 2022
In line with the evolving Coronavirus situation, we are now able to allow some visiting across our hospitals where Covid-19 safety guidance can be maintained. Pre-booked visitation is currently allowed as follows:
- Two visitors for patients in our wards or units
- One person can attend with the patient in ED
- One person can attend with the patient for outpatient appointments
- Both parents can attend in Children’s ED
- A parent or carer for patients under 18 can stay at all times, including overnight
- 2 visitors during the day on Children's (this can include siblings)
- One carer (formal or informal) for adult patients requiring assistance plus one other visitor (by appointment)
- One relative collecting a patient being discharged
- Family for patients at end of life (arranged with the Nurse in Charge)
- Up to two birth partners on labour ward
- One birth partner plus one visitor on maternity wards
- One partner for all antenatal and scan appointments and in the Maternity Assessment Unit (MAU).
Permitted visitors should only attend hospital provided they:
- Have had no coronavirus symptoms in the last 7 days
- Have had no sickness or diarrhoea in the last 48 hours
- Observe mask wearing and hand hygiene guidance whilst on site.
Further information by area
Paediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care
Neonatal unit - For babies on NNU, an additional parent may visit.
Paediatric Intensive Care - One parent / carer is able to remain with the patient for the entirety of their stay. One other visitor will be permitted, siblings if under 16 need to be discussed with Nurse in Charge prior to given visiting permission.
Adult Intensive Care
Bone Marrow Transplant Unit (LRI)
Visitors are currently not permitted except in exceptional circumstances and agreed with the clinical team - please see our Connecting Families information below.
Ward 37 (Glenfield Hospital)
Visitors are currently not permitted - please see our Connecting Families information below
Antenatal, Labour and Postnatal care
Labour wards – Up to two birth partners
Maternity wards – one birth partner plus one visitor each day. Visiting between 11am and 7pm at pre-agreed times (only two visitors per bay at any one time)
Scan Facilities – partners may attend all scan appointments ensuring social distancing is maintained
Antenatal Facilities – partners may attend all clinic appointments ensuring social distancing is maintained
Outpatients, Emergency Department (LRI) and Clinical Decisions Unit (Glenfield Hospital)
One person can attend with the patient for outpatient appointments.
One person can attend with the patient in ED/Clinical Decision Unit.
Stay Connected - Staying in touch with your loved ones remotely through our Connecting Families initiative.
If you can’t visit your loved ones in person during their stay in hospital, we have a range of other ways for you to stay connected click for more on our Connecting Families initiative here.
We continue to keep all of our restrictions under regular review. Any update to our current visiting restrictions will be reflected on this page.