Patients, Visitors & The Public

Visiting

Updated on Tuesday 31 October 2022

We are delighted to be able to welcome visitors to our hospitals again.

Guidelines for visitors:

  • Most wards and general departments will be open for visitors from 1pm to 3pm and from 5pm to 7pm every day but this can vary by department. Please see full details below.
  • Advanced booking is not required to visit most wards but there may be some exceptions.
  • Visitors can stay for as long as they wish during the designated visiting times.
  • No more than two visitors will be allowed at each bedside at any one time. This was the guidance we followed pre-pandemic.
  • All visitors will be asked to follow hand hygiene guidelines.
  • Visitors will must not attend if they have any COVID-19 symptoms.
  • If wards have patients with COVID-19 on visiting may have to be restricted or temporarily suspended in those areas. In those circumstances this will be reviewed regularly with visiting reopening as soon as possible. Visitors are advised to contact any such wards regularly for updates.

Below is a full list of visiting guidelines by department, along with contact numbers for each area. 

Our wayfinding system uses yellow ‘junction’ signs to make the hospital easier to navigate. You can find a map of the hospital online here.

Ward number

Visiting guidelines

Contact number

Ward 29 – Children’s Day Case (CDC) /
Children’s Assessment Unit (CAU)

Two parents/carers can visit all day.

Other visitors can attend from 1pm to 3pm & 5pm to 7pm. A maximum of two people can be at the patient’s bed at any time.

CDC: 01244363300

CAU: 01244364695

Ward 30 – Children’s Ward

Two parents/carers can visit all day.

Other visitors can attend from 1pm to 3pm & 5pm to 7pm. A maximum of two people can be at the patient’s bed at any time.

01244365074 / 01244365076

Wards 31/32 – Maternity

Maternity visiting information - click here

01244365178 / 01244365174

Ward 33

Visiting from 1pm to 3pm and 5pm to 7pm

01244364484

Ward 34 – Care of the Elderly

Visiting from 1pm to 3pm & 6pm to 7pm

01244365141 / 01244362034

Ward 35 – Labour Ward

Birthing partners only

01244365026 / 01244365028

Ward 40 – Gynae & Orthopaedics

Visiting from 1pm to 3pm & 5pm to 7pm

01244362138 / 01244362040

ICU

Visiting from 1pm to 3pm &
5.30pm to 7.30pm.

Visitors must book beforehand

01244363039 / 01244363072

Ward 41 – Orthopaedics

Visiting from 1pm to 3pm & 5pm to 7pm

01244365161

Cardiology Unit

Visiting from 1pm to 3pm and 5pm to 7pm

01244362140 / 01244366508

Ward 42

Visiting from 1pm to 3pm & 5.30pm to 7pm

01244362042 / 01244365601 

Ward 43 – Endocrinology / Haematology / Diabetes

Visiting on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 2pm to 3pm & 6pm to 7pm.

01244365402 

Ward 44 – Diabetes and Endocrinology

Visiting from 1pm to 3pm & 5pm to 7pm

01244365688

Ward 45 – Gastroenterology

Visiting from 1pm to 3pm & 5pm to 7pm

01244365065

Ward 46 – AMU side

Visiting from 1pm to 3pm & 5pm to 7pm

01244362026

Ward 47 – Acute Medical Unit

Visiting from 1pm to 3pm & 5pm to 7pm

01244365795

Ward 48 - Respiratory

Visiting from 1pm to 3pm & 5pm to 7pm

01244365669

Ward 49 - Respiratory

Visiting from 1pm to 3pm & 5pm to 7pm

01244365664

Ward 50 – Care of the Elderly

Visiting from 1pm to 3pm & 5pm to 7pm

01244366105 / 01244366049

Ward 51 – Care of the Elderly

Visiting from 1pm to 3pm & 5pm to 7pm

01244365397

Ward 52 – General Surgery and Urology

Visiting from 6pm - 8pm

01244366330

Ward 53 – Vascular

Visiting from 6pm - 7pm

01244366335

Ward 54 – Elective Surgery

Visiting from 6pm to 8pm

01244362257

Ward 55 – Westminster Eye Clinic

Call the ward to discuss visiting requests beforehand

01244366438

Joint Arthroplasty Unit

Visiting from 6pm to 8pm

01244364563 / 01244364565

Ward 60 – Medical Day Unit

One visitor can accompany patients for appointments but no one can wait in the waiting room

01244366355

Modular Ward

Visiting from 1pm to 3pm & 5pm to 7pm

01244363923 / 01244363925

ED Reception

 

01244365224

Jubilee Day Surgery Centre

 

01244366045

Ellesmere Port Hospital – Stroke Rehab Ward

Visiting from 1pm to 3pm & 6pm to 7pm

01244362978

Ellesmere Port Hospital – Bluebell Ward

Visiting from 1pm to 3pm & 6pm to 7pm

01244362818

Ellesmere Port Hospital – Poppy Ward

Visiting from 1pm to 3pm & 6pm to 7pm

01244362513