Visiting times are extended

Visiting times across all adult inpatient wards at King’s Mill Hospital have been extended following patient feedback.

Friends and family will now be able to visit patients anytime from 11.30am to 7pm. Previous visiting times were restricted to 2-4pm and 6-8pm.

Visiting times for specialist wards, such as maternity, neonatal unit, critical care unit and children’s wards will remain the same.

Executive Director of Nursing and Quality at Sherwood Forest Hospitals, Susan Bowler, said: “Patients and their families told us that they would like to see visiting times extended at our hospitals and we have acted on this feedback.

“Patients who are recovering in hospital receive great benefits from having their friends and family around them during their time in hospital, including at mealtimes when this can be a social occasion. “By having the support of families we feel our patients will be in safer environments, particularly in a hospital where we have many side rooms.

“Visitors also tell us that by extending visiting times it makes visiting much easier to fit in with commitments.”