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Your visit


Visiting patients

  • Patients and visitors must wear a surgical mask or face covering from entering Trust premises. Masks and hand hygiene facilities are available at the entrances.
  • Do not visit our hospitals if you have symptoms of a respiratory virus infection (e.g. sore throat, runny nose, cough, fever). This includes symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Visiting is allowed on COVID wards at the visitor's own risk.

Inpatient wards

For most wards

  • Visiting times are between 2 pm and 8 pm.
  • Each patient is allowed up to two visitors at a time.


Ward 33

York Hospital

Restricted to one visitor per patient for one hour per day.

This must be pre-booked via telephone on the day of the visit. Call 01904 726 033.

Coronary Care Unit

York Hospital

Restricted to two visitors per patient for one hour per day.

This must be pre-booked by telephone on the day of the visit. Call 01904 726 030.

John’s campaign

We are signed up to John’s Campaign, which means relatives or carers of patients living with dementia or other cognitive conditions will be welcome to stay and visit their loved one in hospital for longer. This also applies to relatives whose loved ones are at the end of life. Please speak to the nurse in charge for further information.

Outpatient departments

  • Patients attending outpatient can bring one person if required.
  • If a vulnerable patient requires more than one person with them, please contact the department before attending.

Maternity wards

  • For partners and siblings, visiting times are between 8 am and 8 pm.
  • Two additional visitors are welcome between 3 pm and 4.30 pm, or 7 pm and 8.30pm.

Emergency Departments (A&E)

  • Patients attending our emergency departments can bring one person if required.

Updated 20 October 2022.

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Royal College of Nursing members at our Trust are taking part in strike action Monday 6 and Tuesday 7 February from 7.00am to 8.00pm. This will impact services at our hospitals.

If you are due to attend an appointment and we haven't already contacted you, please come as planned.

On days where there is strike action, patients should only call 999 if it is a medical or mental health emergency (when someone is seriously ill or injured and their life is at risk).