Information for visitors

Patient centred visiting

Patient centred visiting

The Trust offers patient centred visiting across all hospital sites.

This means visitors are welcome at any time during the day based on each patient’s needs and wishes.

Please note this does not apply to the Surgical Admissions Unit, the Post Operative Day Unit or the wards listed below.

Children’s wards

Parents can visit children in hospital at any time and there are some beds available for mums and dads wanting to stay with young children overnight.

Maternity wards

Maternity visiting hours at James Cook are:

  • Partners – Open visiting
  • Brothers and sisters of baby – 8am to 8pm
  • All other visitors – 2.30pm to 4.30pm and 6.30pm to 8pm – Click here for more details

Maternity visiting hours at Friarage are:

  • Partners – 10am to 9pm
  • All other visitors – 2pm to 4pm

Help our staff in the fight against the spread of infection

  • Wash your hands with soap and water, or use the hand gel provided, when arriving and leaving a ward.
  • Use the chairs provided in the wards and do not sit on patient beds.
  • No more than two visitors to a bed at any one time where at all possible
  • Please do not bring flowers onto the wards
  • Refrain from smoking in our hospitals or in the hospital grounds.

Please note:

Visitors at South Tees Hospitals

  • Visitors may be asked to leave the bedside during doctors rounds or during patient care.
  • Children are welcome as long as an accompanying adult supervises them.
  • Please respect other patients who are feeling unwell and try to ensure they are not disturbed.
  • If you have any questions about visiting please discuss with the ward staff.

Carers are welcome

We welcome the carers of our patients in our wards and departments and would like to work in partnership with you. If you are a carer please let the staff know who you are so as they can support you and your loved one during their stay.

Carer Support

Smoke free site

Please help us to stay a healthy site by not smoking when visiting friends and relatives in our hospitals – especially outside the entrances to our buildings. Thank you