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Wearing masks

Patients and visitors are no longer required to wear a surgical mask or face covering in communal areas in our hospitals, e.g. corridors, and most outpatient areas, although may choose to do so if they wish. 

However, patients and visitors are asked to continue to wear a surgical mask or face covering on:

  • All wards
  • Haematology, oncology and renal clinics
  • Radiology departments
  • Emergency departments.

Masks and hand hygiene facilities are available at the hospital entrances.

Please 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 2pm and 8pm, and each patient is allowed up to two visitors at a time.

Exceptions to this are:

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 8am and 8pm.
  • Two additional visitors are welcome between 3pm and 4.30pm, or 7pm 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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