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Visiting at CHFT

Last Updated: 20 March 2023

Please do not visit if you are feeling unwell or have respiratory symptoms. As well as severe cold, flu and COVID, other illnesses are circulating. If you have diarrhoea, vomiting or are generally feeling unwell please stay away until you've been well for 48 hours.  It's our priority to protect our vulnerable patients and our staff and we thank you for your support.

From Monday 20th March our visiting hours for main inpatient wards are 2pm to 8pm. This will allow morning ward rounds to be completed by our medical teams.

Carers can visit 24/7 - please talk to a member of staff on arrival so they can support you. Read more about Keep Carers caring on our dedicated page.

Visiting is subject to following our usual infection prevention and control rules. 

  • We can only accommodate two visitors per patient at any one time.
    • On adult inpatient wards this can include one child under the age of 16 as long as their parent/guardian has consented. They must be accompanied by an adult and they are counted as part of the two visitors.
    • On paediatric wards, siblings can be accommodated between the hours of 12pm and 7pm. Please liaise with the Nurse in Charge so that we can avoid overcrowding at key periods
  • We may ask you to step out from time to time to support patient care.
  • Please DO NOT visit if you have a respiratory condition (cough, cold, flu, Covid) or diarrhoea and vomiting as we have very vulnerable patients in our hospitals
  • Virtual visiting continues to be an option 
  • Whilst masks are no longer required in our hospitals and health centres, we will still provide them should you wish to wear one. We would also encourage you to wear one if you have to attend but have respiratory symptoms like a sore throat, cough or runny nose, to protect other people. 

This is a summary of our visiting guidance. Please read our full visiting guidance here



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We hope you'll find everything you need on our pages.

Our Patients and Visitors section includes information you may need if you are coming in for a stay in hospital or if you are receiving your care at one of our clinics as an outpatient.

A full list of all our clinical care is in our Services section, where you will also find information about our doctors and our local specialist mental healthcare provider South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. 

Job vacancies and opportunities for volunteering and work experience can be found on our Working for us pages. Here too, is where you'll find information about the wide range of apprenticeships we offer and all workforce benefits which come with working for CHFT.

You can also share feedback about any aspect of our hospital services on our Feedback form.