Zero tolerance to abuse

We have a zero tolerance policy for verbal or physical abuse towards our colleagues.

Please treat our staff with the same respect you would expect to receive.

Visiting times and arrangements

Paediatric emergency departments (ED)

Our paediatric EDs are very busy at the moment so we are asking that only one parent or guardian stays with their child during their time in the department.


All wards have different opening times, you can see these on Our ward information ( page. If a time isn't listed or for visiting outside of hours, please speak with the nurse in charge.

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COVID-19 guidance for visitors

Please don't visit our wards if you have cold or flu-like symptoms, or have had diarrhoea and/or vomiting in the last 48 hours.

Wearing face masks in our hospitals

Patients and visitors no longer need to wear masks in our hospitals, although we would always encourage them to do so, and masks will still be provided for those that wish to wear them.

Staff continue to wear masks in oncology wards, chemotherapy and haematology units, and when performing aerosol generating procedures. 

Please don't visit our hospitals if you are showing any symptoms of COVID-19. You can find out what to do if you are symptomatic on the NHS website at

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