Changes to visiting times at
Southport and Ormskirk Hospitals
SOUTHPORT and Ormskirk Hospital NHS
Trust is changing visiting times to ensure patients can enjoy their lunch
without distractions. Visiting times at Southport and Ormskirk Hospitals will
now run from 1pm to 8.30pm. This does not include maternity and neonatal wards
which have their own visiting times. Visitors who come in to assist patients
with meals are still welcome from midday, they are just asked to identify
themselves to a member of staff on arrival.
Carol Fowler, Acting Deputy Director of Nursing, said:- "We extended our
visiting times last year as we recognised the importance of visitors in aiding
patients' recovery. Nutritious meals also play a large part in recovery and
we've noticed some patients becoming distracted at lunchtime and their food was
cold by the time they came to eat it, or they weren't eating at all. We hope by
adjusting the visiting start time slightly, our patients will see the benefit."
If friends and family find these visiting times are not convenient, they can
speak to the nurse in charge of the ward who will be able to help.