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Welcome to Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust

Visiting at CHFT

Last Updated: 4 October 2022

Please do not visit if you are feeling unwell or have respiratory symptoms. Both the Flu and COVID viruses are circulating locally. It's our priority to protect our vulnerable patients and our staff and we thank you for your support.

We ask all visitors coming into our hospitals and our health centres to wear a face mask in clinical and ward areas. Our priority remains as ever to continue to protect our patients, visitors and staff. If you are unable to wear a mask, alternate arrangements will be made.

Signage will indicate where you need to wear one and our staff may also ask you to put a mask on. You no longer need to wear a mask in non-clinical areas such as corridors and restaurants - though we will still provide them if you choose to do so.

Thank you for helping us all stay safe!

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

  • There will be two visiting sessions daily between 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm on the majority of our wards.
  • Two people may accompany an adult inpatient and two for a child in the ED department
  • There will be one two hour visiting session for two people visiting loved ones in ICU between midday and 6pm.
  • Virtual visiting continues to be an option.
  • Booking ahead is not required.
  • If in doubt please ask on the ward
  • All visitors will be asked to wear a mask for the duration of their visit
  • We're sorry but children under the age of 16 aren't allowed to visit at the moment


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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.