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Visiting patients in hospital

We understand that visiting friends and relatives in hospital is important to you and also for the the patient. Allowing visitors into the ward is at the discretion of the Ward Manager on duty and may change without prior notice and you may be refused entry or asked to leave.

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Visiting the patient:
Visiting hours may vary and depend on the day and ward you wish to visit.

More detailed information about each ward’s visiting hours and any restrictions that may apply can be found below or by visiting the ward page itself.

Visitor numbers:
1 or 2 visitors per patient may be allowed at any one time. This is to make sure that our patients get the rest they need and other patients are not disturbed. However, entrance to the ward is at the discretion of the Ward Manager on duty.

Captain Murchison Ortho Trauma Ward
Zone 1, Level 2
St Bernard’s Hospital
Harbour Views Road
Gibraltar
Tel: +350 20072266 Ext: 2156/2157

Visiting Times: Daily: 12:30 to 13:30 and 17:30 to 19:45
Only 2 visitors per patient.
Children under 12 years of age are not allowed.
Visiting is at the discretion of the Ward Manager on duty.

Dudley Toomey Surgical Ward
Zone 1, Level 3
St Bernard’s Hospital
Harbour Views Road
Gibraltar
Tel: +350 20072266 Ext: 2142/2143

Visiting Times: Daily: 17:45 to 19:45
Only 2 visitors per patient.
Children under 12 years of age are not allowed.
Visiting is at the discretion of the Ward Manager on duty.

James Giraldi Critical Care Unit
Zone 1, Level 1
St Bernard’s Hospital
Harbour Views Road
Gibraltar
Tel: +350 20072266 Ext: 2148/2153
Visiting Times: Daily: 1 visitor per patient only from 12:30 to 13:30 and 2 visitors per patient from 18:30 to 19:30. Visitors can swap every 15 minutes.
Children under 12 years of age are not allowed.
Visiting is at the discretion of the Ward Manager on duty.

John Mackintosh General Medical Ward
Zone 3, Level 1
St Bernard’s Hospital
Harbour Views Road
Gibraltar
Tel: +350 20072266 Ext: 2165/2167
Visiting Times: Daily: 17:45 to 19:45
Only 2 visitors per patient.
Children under 12 years of age are not allowed.
Visiting is at the discretion of the Ward Manager on duty.

Millicent Mackintosh Maternity Ward
Zone 3, Level 4
St Bernard’s Hospital
Harbour Views Road
Gibraltar
Tel: +350 20072266 Ext: 2124/2125
Visiting Times:
Daily: 15:00 to 16:30 and 18:30 to 19:30
Only 2 visitors per patient.
Children under 12 years of age are not allowed.
Visiting is at the discretion of the Ward Manager on duty.

Rainbow Children’s Ward
Zone 4, Level 4
St Bernard’s Hospital
Harbour Views Road
Gibraltar
Tel: +350 20072266 Ext: 2136/2137
Visiting Times: Daily: 11:00 to 19:30
Only 2 visitors per patient.
Children under 12 years of age are not allowed.
Visiting is at the discretion of the Ward Manager on duty.

Victoria Mackintosh General Medical Ward
Zone 3, Level 2
St Bernard’s Hospital
Harbour Views Road
Gibraltar
Tel: +350 20072266 Ext: 2162/2164
Visiting Times: Daily: 17:45 to 19:45
Only 2 visitors per patient.
Children under 12 years of age are not allowed.
Visiting is at the discretion of the Ward Manager on duty.
Preventing the spread of infections whilst visiting.

We take cleanliness and infection prevention very seriously, but need your help to keep our infection rates low.

Infectious illnesses

If you know, or think, that you may have an infectious condition , please contact the relevant ward or department before visiting. If you have an infectious condition such as chicken pox, measles, diarrhoea or vomiting we may ask you not to come into hospital, as these infections could pose a risk to others.

To reduce the spread of infections we ask you to avoid sitting on hospital beds.

Hand washing
There are hand rub dispensers at the entrance to every ward.

Please use this to clean your hands on entering or leaving a ward. Using the hand rub kills any germs on your hands and reduces the risk of introducing infection to patients within the ward.

Flowers
If you wish to bring or send flowers, please check with ward staff first. Flowers are not allowed in some areas of the hospital as the water in vases can be an infection risk.

Extra infection control measures
From time to time we may need to transfer patients between wards. This is usually if they have an infectious condition that poses a risk to others or to protect them from infection. If this is the case, you must ask nursing staff about any precautions you need to take and whether there are any restrictions to visiting