Visitor restrictions

Visiting at both Queen’s and King George hospitals is suspended until further notice, to help us protect our patients and staff.

The exceptional circumstances where one visitor – an immediate family member or carer – will be permitted, are listed below:

  • You are a parent or appropriate adult visiting your child
  • You are supporting someone with a mental health issue such as dementia, a learning disability or autism.

Maternity services

The following visitor arrangements apply:

  • One visitor (the birthing partner) will be able to visit our antenatal, postnatal and Coral wards, for a two-hour slot between 1pm and 5.30pm. The ward will arrange your visiting time with you.
  • If you have had an elective caesarean your birthing partner can stay with you while you are in our High Dependency Unit or Recovery area.
  • Visiting hours have been extended on our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). One parent at a time can attend between 10am and 10pm.
  • Antenatal services at King George Hospital

Two visitors – immediate family members and/or carers – will be permitted, is listed below:

  • The patient you wish to visit is receiving end-of-life care

Our ward managers will ensure all patients have a named relative and allocate a time for people to call to keep in touch on a daily basis. Please remember not to come to our hospital if you have a cough, cold, flu-like symptoms or any infectious illness like diarrhoea and vomiting.

We appreciate how important it is to be able to stay in touch with your relatives, so we’ve launched our ‘Thinking of you’ service, so you can send them a letter and some photos.

You can also drop off items such as toiletries and reading materials to our main entrance desk - make sure they are packaged safely with the name and ward clearly marked on them, and we will get them to your loved ones.

We will continue to monitor the situation.