Visiting Times

Here at the Jessop we want you and your relatives to have a positive experience. We recognise that birth is a unique social event and that family and friends will be keen to visit. Based on feedback from women we would appreciate it if visitors respected the following times for visiting at the Jessop.

Level 3 postnatal and antenatal wards

Partners 9.00am- 9.00 pm
Friends and family 14.00-15.30 and 18.00-20.00

There is a rest period between 12 midday and 2.00pm daily

We ask that visitors respect theses visiting times, especially the no visiting between 12.00- 2.00pm. This is to ensure a protected meal time and rest period for women before visiting commences.

Visiting outside these times can be pre- arranged with senior staff/ ward managers responsible for the woman’s care, providing this does not affect the care of other women on the ward

Visiting on Labour Ward

To ensure the maintenance of security and privacy for all patients on the Labour Ward there are no visiting hours. Birth partners are an important part of the birth process and are welcomed at anytime.

Most women have 1-2 birthing partners to help support them through labour and birth.

Please check with the midwife if you wish to visit someone on the high dependency unit on labour ward.

Any other visitors will be advised to visit during allocated visiting hours on antenatal or postnatal wards following transfer of mum and baby.

You can find the ward telephone numbers here.


 Accessibility Guide for the Jessop Wing


Additional Information

Patients request new visiting times at Jessop Wing Hospital

Visiting times at the Jessop Wing Hospital will change next month in response to patient feedback.

The new visiting times will come into force from 29 November and will be 2pm to 3.30pm and 6pm to 8pm each day including weekends.

The hospital is also introducing a quiet time between 12pm to 2pm, to allow patients to have an uninterupted lunch and rest period before afternoon visiting begins. Partners will continue to be able to visit from 9am-9pm.

There will also be up to three visitors at one time allowed to a bed which again reflects what new mums and their partners want in the majority of cases.

Dotty Watkins, Nurse Director for Jessop Wing Hospital explains: "It is important that we respond to what patients want and the new arrangements provide more quiet time for new mums to get used to breast feeding and for mothers and their partners to bond with their babies. It will also allow them some valuable rest time."

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