Update to our visitor policy

Please note: All visiting information on this page is now superseded by our updated visitor information during the ongoing COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak.

Women's Hospital wards

Select the wards below to find out more about them and their visiting times:

Wards 1, 3 and 4 (Maternity)

maternity ward

Wards 1, 3 and 4 are our maternity wards. You'll be taken up to these wards with your baby after you have given birth and will stay until you are ready to go home, usually within one or two days.

Visiting times:

Only two visitors allowed at a time.

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

Delivery Suite and The Birth Centre

Birth Centre

The Delivery Suite and The Birth Centre are where you go to give birth - you can find out more about what they are like on our Maternity pages.

Visiting on both the Delivery Suite and The Birth Centre is at the discretion of the midwife in charge, depending on the woman’s condition. No definite times apply.

Only the mother's own children are allowed to visit.

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Our Neonatal unit specialises in the care of babies born early, with low weight or who have a medical condition that requires specialised treatment.

Parents and siblings of the baby are welcome to visit 24-hours a day.

Other family members and friends can visit your baby daily during the following times:

  • 9.00am to 12.00pm and 3.00pm to 7.00pm
  • Other visitors must be accompanied by the baby’s mother or father
  • There should be no more than two people at your baby’s bedside at any one time
  • Other visitors must be over the age of 16
  • Please remember to wash your hands before you enter the clinical area and remove outdoor clothes, watches and jewellery

For more information visit our Neonatal pages.

Ward 5 (Transitional Care)

Transitional Care is a ward dedicated to the support of families where the baby has additional medical needs including preterm and small babies. The wards helps bring mothers and babies a step closer to going home, it is available to all families who have a baby on NICU.

Visiting times:

Parents and siblings: 9.00am – 9.00pm
Friends and relatives: 9.00am – 12.00pm and 3.00pm – 7.00pm
Only two visitors at any one time. Please note that children under the age of 18 that are not siblings are not allowed to visit.

Ward 7 and 8 (Gynaecology)


Wards 7 and 8 are where you will stay when you are in for a gynaecological procedure or treatment.

Visiting times:

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

Saturday and Sunday:
2.00pm - 8.00pm

Maximum of two visitors per bed.