Visiting times

We appreciate that visitors are an important part of your recovery. Most wards limit the number of people visiting a patient at any one time and have set visiting times. 

Visiting times within the hospital are 2pm - 4pm and 7pm – 8pm on the majority of wards.

Visiting hours on wards 3 ,4, 7 and CCU are 2pm - 8pm.

Visiting outside these times may be arranged with the agreement of the nurse in charge at the time. Children may visit the ward with permission from the senior nurse on duty

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Visiting the children’s ward

Parents, carers or guardians can visit their children at any time. We ask that all other visitors agree visiting times with the parent, carer or guardian. Brothers and sisters are very welcome but must be accompanied by an adult and not left unsupervised. No other children are permitted to visit the wards.

Visiting the Maternity Ward

For the security of women and their babies we would appreciate it if you could comply with the following visiting times: 

9.00am – 11.00pm - Partners only
3.00pm – 4.00pm - Maximum three visitors only
7.00pm – 8.00pm - Maximum three visitors only
1.30pm – 2.30pm - Neonatal Unit closed

Visiting outside these times is at the discretion of the midwife in charge. Only your own children may visit.

Infection control - how you can help

Our staff work very hard to reduce the risks of passing on infections to patients. Visitors can do their bit to help cut the spread of infections by following a few simple rules:

  • Any visitor who is unwell and has an illness such as flu, heavy cold, diarrhoea or vomiting, should not visit the hospital unless it is absolutely necessary. If you are unsure telephone and check with the person in charge beforehand.
  • All visitors should wash their hands before entering and on leaving the ward. There are sinks situated at the entrance to each ward. 
  • Flowers - visitors are politely requested not to bring flowers onto the wards for infection control and health and safety reasons. 

If you have any concerns or queries about infection control or cleanliness, please contact the nurse in charge, matron or ask to speak to an infection control nurse.

Visit our infection control page for more information

Telephoning the wards

We understand that many people will be concerned about you during your stay here and may want to call to find out how you are. The ward staff are very busy caring for patients and may not be able to give time to each phonecall for every patient.

Please could we request that only one family member telephones the wards regarding your progress and please ensure that the member is made known to staff in order to protect your personal details. Your relative can then share information with your other family and friends.

Click here for Macclesfield ward telephone numbers or Contact us page for hospital switch board telephone numbers.

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