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Visiting a Mental Health Ward

 The Trust welcomes visits from family and friends and knows that visits can be a positive part of  recovery. As all of our wards have slightly different arrangements we would ask that all first time visitors please contact the ward in advance for specific visiting information. If you want to bring in gifts please can you check with ward staff in advance of your visit so they can check they are suitable for the ward environment.

Each ward has different visiting hours, but if you are not able to visit during these hours then please speak to a member of the nursing team who would be happy to make special arrangements with you. There are certain times of the day that the ward cannot accept any visitors, but we will be as flexible as possible to ensure that you are able to spend time with your relative or friend during their stay.

Children are able to come and visit their relatives on the wards and each ward has special arrangements to allow this, so please speak to a member of the team beforehand and they will be happy to ensure that these visits can take place.

Ward staff will always be available during your visit to offer support and advice and to answer any questions that you have.


Some sites across the Trust still operate a pay and display system for parking, but visitor parking on all sites should be clearly signed.


For directions both by car and public transport to any of our sites please see the Service Directory

Last updated: 14 August, 2017

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