Patients, Visitors & The Public

Visiting

Updated on Friday 2 February

We ask visitors not to attend our hospitals to visit patients if they have any fluCOVID-19 symptoms or if they have tested positive for COVID-19. This is to protect our patients, many of whom are vulnerable, and our staff.

  • Visiting arrangements for our wards are detailed below. 
  • 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. 
  • All visitors will be asked to follow hand hygiene guidelines.

If wards are caring for patients with flu / COVID-19 then visiting arrangements may 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 wards affected 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)

Parent can stay over night

CDC: 01244 363 300

CAU: 01244 364 695

Ward 30 – Children’s Ward

Two parents/carers can visit all day

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

01244 365 074 / 01244 365 076

Wards 31 – Maternity

Maternity visiting information

01244 365 178

Ward 33 Maternity Ward (Cestrian)

Open visiting but recommend 11am to 7pm - Two visitors per patient at a time

01244 365 178

Ward 34 – Care of the Elderly

Open visiting but recommend 11am to 7pm - Two visitors per patient at a time

01244 365 141 / 01244 362 034

Ward 35 – Labour Ward

Maternity Triage

Birthing partners only

01244 365 026

01244 365 806

Ward 40 – Gynae & Orthopaedics

Open visiting, recommend not too early - two visitors per patient at a time

01244 362 138 / 01244 362 040

ICU

1pm to 3pm and 6pm to 7.30pm - No appointment needed - two visitors per patient at a time

01244 363 039 / 01244 363 072

Ward 41 – Orthopaedics

Open visiting but recommend after 11am - two visitors per patient at a time

01244 365 161 / 01244 362 041

Cardiology Unit

Open visiting but may be asked to move if there is a doctors ward round - two visitors per patient at a time

01244 362 140 / 01244 366 508

Ward 42

Open visiting - two visitors per patient at a time

01244 362 042 / 01244 365 601 

Ward 43 – Endocrinology / Haematology / Diabetes

2-7pm - two visitors per patient at a time

01244 365 402 / 01244 363 549

Ward 44 – Diabetes and Endocrinology

Open visiting - two visitors per patient at a time

01244 365 688 / 01244 365 453

Ward 45 – Gastroenterology

Open visiting but recommend after 11am – two visitors per patient at a time

01244 362 045 / 01244 365 065

Ward 46 – AMU side

Open visiting but recommend after 11am – two visitors per patient at a time

01244 364 660 / 01244 365 975

Ward 47 – Acute Medical Unit

Open visiting but recommend after 11am – two visitors per patient at a time

01244 365 607 / 01244 365 795

Ward 48 - Respiratory

11am - 7pm - seven days a week -  no appointment needed - two visitors per patient at a time

01244 362 785 / 01244 363 392

Ward 49 - Respiratory

11am - 7pm - seven days a week -  no appointment needed - two visitors per patient at a time

01244 365 664 / 01244 362 049

Ward 50 – Care of the Elderly

Open visiting - two visitors per patient at a time

01244 366 105 / 01244 366 049

Ward 51 – Care of the Elderly

Open visiting but recommend after 11am - two visitors per patient at a time

01244 365 397 / 01244 362 051

Ward 52 – General Surgery and Urology

Open visiting – two visitors per patient at a time

01244 366 330 / 01244 362 052

Ward 53 – Vascular

Open visiting and any number of visitors within reason 

01244 366 335 / 01244 362 053

Ward 54 – Elective Surgery

Open visiting and any number of visitors within reason 

01244 362 257 / 01244 362 054 

Ward 55 – Westminster Eye Clinic

Call the ward to discuss visiting requests

01244 366 438 / 01244 364 33

Ward 56 - Joint Arthroplasty Unit

 

Open visiting

 

01244 364 563 / 01244 364 564 / 01244 364 565

Ward 60 – Medical Day Unit

One person can attend clinic appointments with a patient but not allowed on the ward unless permission has been given

01244 366 355

Modular Ward

Open visiting - two visitors per patient at a time

01244 36 3923 / 01244 363 925

ED Reception

 

01244 365 224

Jubilee Day Surgery Centre

Reception: Monday - Friday 

Ward

01244 366 045

01244 366 032

Ellesmere Port Hospital – Stroke Rehab Ward

Open visiting - two visitors per patient at a time

01244 362 978

Ellesmere Port Hospital – Bluebell Ward

Open visiting - two visitors per patient at a time

01244 362 818

Ellesmere Port Hospital – Poppy Ward

Open visiting - two visitors per patient at a time

01244 362 513