Ward Visiting Times

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Gynaecology (Ward 62)

2.00 pm – 4.30 pm & 6.00 pm – 8.00 pm daily (including weekends).

Please discuss with the ward manager or ward sisters if you require visiting outside of these hours. Visiting is strictly restricted to a maximum of 2 people per bed and we advise against children visiting.

Newborn Intensive Care (Ward 68)

We encourage you to visit your baby as frequently as possible and to stay as long as you are able to.

Other relatives and friends that come to see your baby must be with you or they will not be allowed onto the Unit. Only two people at a time are allowed to visit your baby at the cot side (one parent and one visitor) as the rooms can get very busy.

* The only time we ask you not to visit is during the doctors’ ward round, which are:

Intensive care rooms 4 and 5 – 9.00 am – 11.30 am

All other rooms – 9.00 am – 11.00 am

Breastfeeding facilities onsite

There are a number of breastfeeding facilities available throughout each hospital site. Please see below for a full list of feeding locations:

Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital – Out-patient Department

Located on the ground floor within the main waiting area

Saint Mary’s Hospital

Located on the ground floor within the main hospital corridor, by the blood room (2 rooms)

Saint Mary’s Hospital – Located in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

For parents/families with babies on the unit

Saint Mary’s Hospital – Main hospital corridor

Located on the second floor, opposite the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit’s parents’ accommodation

Saint Mary’s Hospital – Scan department

Located on the ground floor within the main waiting area

Royal Eye Hospital atrium

By the main reception desk

Maternity

Delivery Unit (Ward 64)

Women in labour – Open visiting for their birth partners only. This means a maximum of two visitors in total, and these individuals should ideally be decided on before your admission.

For women who have delivered their baby, including those requiring high dependency care, and women who are not in labour but are on the Delivery Unit:

8.00 am – 10.00 pm (partners only)

10.00 am – 8.00 pm (other visitors, but numbers are restricted to two at the bedside at any one time).