Pinderfields Hospital, Aberford Road, Wakefield WF1 4DG. Tel: 0844 811 8110 or 01924 541000.
Open visiting was introduced at Pinderfields Hospital from 1 March 2016, meaning that people can visit patients when they wish. It provides the opportunity for the carers of patients to remain with their loved one, where appropriate, and be actively involved in their care.
A visitors’ charter is available on all wards, setting out guidelines that both staff and visitors need to adhere to, such as the number of visitors per bed and the steps to take to help infection control.
Sometimes they may need to ask you to leave for a short time whilst they deliver some care to your friend or relative, or to patients in neighbouring beds. Please respect this request and wait until you are informed that it is convenient for you to re-enter.
Please keep noise levels to a minimum. At all times, please supervise children and for safety reasons please do not allow them to run around busy areas or climb onto beds.
Please don't visit the hospital if you are unwell. Please make sure you comply with any infection control instructions from staff. You should wash your hands on entering and leaving the ward and use the hand gel available. Please do not sit on patients' beds.
If you wish to help your relative or friend at meal times, please ask the ward staff. They would ask that you do not bring food products into hospital unless discussed and agreed with ward staff.