Please be advised that hospital visiting arrangements will change in these four hospitals from Monday 2 August:
This is the second phase of remobilisation of a full approach to person-centred visiting.
The following changes apply only in these 4 hospitals. From Monday 2 August 2021 patients will be able to have:
To maintain the safety of patients, family providing support and staff, visiting needs to continue to be carefully managed and limiting numbers of people visiting at any one time. If you wish to visit anyone in these hospitals, please contact the ward to arrange a visit in advance, so we can be sure our wards and hospital sites do not become overcrowded and allow everyone to follow the physical distancing rules. A list of telephone numbers can be found for all wards and departments on the NHSGGC website link here.
Please see additional information below for fuller details.
Hospital Visiting Arrangements – All other Hospitals
In all of our other hospitals every patient (where possible) is able to have at least two people from the same household at the same time (or from separate households, as long as physical distancing can still be maintained). If not from the same household and physical distancing cannot be maintained, visits can take place separately.
Guidance for all areas
Hospital Visiting Information Leaflet:
This updated leaflet provides visitors and patients with information about how hospital visiting will be managed at this time.
Translated versions of the leaflet are available in PDF:
There may be some circumstances where it is not safe for a patient to have a visitor; if this is the case, we will ...
If you wish to visit, you must speak with ward staff first to make sure it is safe for you to do so. If it is not s...
Wash your hands or use hand sanitiser when entering and leaving clinical areas Wear a face covering/mask at all t...
You will not be allowed to visit if you do not pass this safety check.
The ward staff will ask all visitors to provide contact details. This is normal in the current circumstances to assist Public Health, Test and Protect colleagues should there be a need to contact you. Your contact information will be used for Trace and Protect purposes only and will be securely destroyed once the information is no longer required.
It is essential you do not visit if you have a persistent cough, loss of taste or smell, flu like symptoms or fever.
Security arrangements are in place at all our hospitals to ensure entry is restricted to people with authorisation fo...
Security arrangements are in place at all our hospitals to ensure entry is restricted to people with authorisation for a visit only and to assist us to adhere to the guidelines. When you arrive at a hospital site, please explain to security that you are there to visit someone, and that it has been arranged with the ward in advance.
Virtual Visiting If you cannot visit in person, please use technology such as social media and phone calls to stay i...
If you cannot visit in person, please use technology such as social media and phone calls to stay in touch. If you would like to arrange a 'virtual visit' (video call) with a friend or family member in one of our hospitals please contact the ward directly or use the form available here and we will arrange with the ward for a call to be organised.
All wards have iPads specially set up to enable 'virtual visits' (video call) allowing patients to see and talk to the people who matter to them using FaceTime, Skype or Zoom. Further information about this service is available here.
Information on visiting for maternity units, or for your ultrasound or scan appointment, is available on the Informat...
Information on visiting for maternity units, or for your ultrasound or scan appointment, is available on the Information for pregnant women and their families page.
We welcome support from family and friends in hospital; we know that this is a vital support to patients, not least with nutrition, healing, recovery and overall quality of care. We also need to make sure our patients, families and staff are as safe as possible during the COVID-19 pandemic, so visiting needs to continue to be carefully managed at this time.