Visiting

Visiting times and numbers may differ from ward to ward, so you are advised to check with the ward you are planning on visiting before you arrive.

Please be aware that we may limit the number of visitors allowed per patient at any one time during busy periods or in exceptional circumstances.

At our Women's Hospital

Each of our wards has different visiting times. Generally, we only allow two visitors per bed and do not allow children other than siblings to visit. This is due to children having an increased susceptibility to infections and therefore being more likely to pass these on. In addition to this, we also know that the neonatal immune system is immature and so it is important that we limit exposure to possible infections and diseases.

Wards 1, 3 and 4 (Maternity)

1.00pm – 4.30pm
6.00pm – 7.30pm
8.00am – 9.00pm (husbands, partners and siblings only)

Delivery Suite and Birth Centre

Visiting is at the discretion of the midwife in charge, depending on the woman's condition. 

Please call ahead on 0121 472 1377 and ask to be put through to the relevant department.

Neonatal Intensive Care

9.00am - 12.00pm and 3.00pm - 7.00pm. Visitors must be accompanied by one of the baby's parents.

Ward 5 (Transitional Care)

Friends and relatives: 9.00am – 12.00pm and 3.00pm – 7.00pm
Parents and siblings: 9.00am – 9.00pm

Wards 7 and 8 (Gynaecology)

Monday to Friday: 2.00pm - 4.30pm and 6.30pm – 8.00pm

Saturday and Sunday: 2.00pm - 8.00pm

For further visiting details for the ward you'd like to visit, please look at their dedicated page.

Read more about our Women's Hospital wards

At our Children's Hospital

Friends and relatives are welcome to visit between 10.00am-12.00pm, 1.00pm-5.00pm and 6.00pm-7.00pm. We do not allow visiting during mealtimes unless it is to help with feeding.

Some wards, such as the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), neonatal and those with isolation areas, have restrictions on the number of visitors and visiting times, so please check with those wards first.

Parents, carers and siblings are welcome at all times. Folding beds are available on many wards so a parent can sleep next to their child. If more than one parent wishes to stay at the hospital, there might be space in our parent accommodation. Please see our accommodation page for more details.

Read more about our Children's Hospital wards