Please wear a face mask in all clinical areas. This includes wards, the Emergency Departments, Outpatients and places you might go for a scan or diagnostic test.
Patients are welcome to have two visitors join them during visiting hours from 2pm to 4pm and 6pm to 8pm – some wards may differ so please check before visiting.
Additional visiting for our vulnerable patients will continue and can be arranged by contacting the ward directly.
If you’re visiting, you should:
- Wear a face mask in clinical areas
- Wear a face mask in other areas such as corridors/restaurants if you have cold-like symptoms
- Wash your hands – you must wash your hands, regularly with soap and water or the hand gel provided, especially before and after you leave a ward
- Not visit if you have COVID/Flu symptoms
- Not visit if you have tested positive for COVID.
As ever, we ask for one person to contact the ward for updates and share information with family and friends with the permission of the patient. This will help keep our staff free to provide care to your loved one and other patients.
Our visiting policy and restrictions will continue to be reviewed regularly in line with local statistics and national guidance. Any further updates to our visiting policy will be shared on this website page and our social media channels.
Due to ongoing building works, car parking will be limited at both Scunthorpe and Grimsby hospital. Where possible, you are encouraged to consider alternative means of transport.
You can bring one person with you for support to outpatient appointments and when visiting the Emergency Department.
Unfortunately, we ask that you do not bring your children to appointments with you where possible.
Appointments and scans
A partner or one other person, such as a family member or friend, is able to accompany you for support at all antenatal appointments in the community or hospital if your partner is unable to attend.
A partner or one other person, such as a family member or friend, can accompany you for support if you’re staying on the maternity unit at any point during your pregnancy. They’re welcome between 9am and 9pm, however, this does not currently extend to other visitors.
A second birth partner is welcome during labour and birth. If it’s a caesarean birth, only one birth partner can accompany you.
Visiting times are from 2pm to 4pm and 6pm to 8pm on the antenatal and postnatal wards at Scunthorpe and on the maternity wards at Grimsby.
It is strictly a maximum of two visitors at any one time. Your own children are also welcome to visit during visiting hours.
Your birth partner(s) and any other visitors are expected to wear a face mask unless exempt. This does not apply to children.
If your child is admitted to a hospital ward or the NICU, parents/guardians, grandparents, partners of parents and siblings have unlimited access 24/7, with one parent/guardian able to stay overnight.
All other family members are welcome to visit between 9am and 6pm following agreement from the nurse in charge. It is strictly a maximum of two visitors at any one time.
Thank you for your understanding.