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Visiting our Hospitals

In line with national guidelines, to protect our patients and workforce we have had some visitor restrictions in place over the past few weeks as part of our response to COVID-19. In line with national guidelines we are regularly reviewing these.


Visitors to post-natal wards: from now, we're re-introducing some of the visiting restrictions on our post-natal wards put in place during the Covid-19 pandemic. These are no partners at scans and post natal appointments and only one birthing partner at the time of labour.  We're very grateful to families for their patience and understanding regarding the restrictions _ 18th Sept 2020 

All car parking is currently free at our hospital sites. 

We recognise that the suspension of visiting has been distressing for many patients and visitors. We all need to continue protecting ourselves and each other by following national advice and guidance.

We have a 'Stay in Touch' scheme available within our hospitals if you would like to send a message to a loved one who is a patient during these times when visiting is still restricted.  


Staying In Touch

Staying In Touch


'The treatment I have received from all the staff has been excellent and could you extend my thanks to them all. A very thankful and relieved patient'.

Patient, Dermatology Outpatients Department, University Hospital of North Durham