Service changes and visiting during the COVID-19 pandemic

During this COVID-19 pandemic there may be changes in the way some of our services work. Contact the service directly to check how services are being delivered and follow their advice.

Some of our services now offer video consultations. You should speak to your clinician if this is something you would like them to consider. You can find out more about video consultation here.



Contact the ward you wish to visit in advance for guidance and instructions for a safe visit.

You can read some general  NHS guidance on visiting healthcare inpatient settings.pdf [pdf] 89KB

If you need help in a mental health crisis during the COVID-19 pandemic outside office hours please contact our crisis team: Help in a crisis

For other medical advice and support contact your GP or visit NHS 111

Only visit your local Emergency Department for serious life-threatening conditions that need immediate medical attention including persistent severe chest pain, loss of consciousness, acute confused state, severe breathlessness, severe blood loss, serious burns or suspected stroke.

The Visitors Centre

Rampton Hospital Visitors' Centre Entrance

The Visitors Centre at Rampton Hospital provides 'home from home' style daytime and overnight facilities to enable those visiting their relatives or friends at Rampton Hospital to have a relaxing base.

The Centre is a four bedroomed house with full disabled facilities on the ground floor and is a five minute walk from the Hospital.


  • Friendly staff are available, seven days a week
  • Accommodation for up to seven visitors
  • Cots are available on request for children
  • A spacious and comfortable lounge with a television, DVD player and wide selection of books
  • A kitchen equipped with everything you need to prepare meals.  Frozen meals are available to purchase.
  • The conservatory and garden provide an ideal, safe play area for children and families.  There is also a wide range of toys available.
  • On-site car parking

Rampton Visitors Centre leaflet [pdf] 595KB

Rampton Hospital Visitors' Centre Garden  Rampton Hospital Visitors' Centre Living and Dining Rooms  Rampton Hospital Visitors' Centre Kitchen

Feedback from carers

"I would like to say that without this place it would be nearly impossible to afford to visit my relative. All the staff, from the cleaners to the family support staff are so kind and caring, it is an amazing place to have."

"Exceptionally clean and welcoming"

"Anytime I have been, I've found everybody very helpful and the place is always clean and tidy – well worth the money. That makes it easier for us travelling from so far away."

"We thought the Visitors Centre was very well thought out and very homely."

"A pleasure to stay in, everything was to an excellent standard, it is clean and very welcoming, more than any other hotel or B&B I have stayed in."

"Like a ‘home from home', excellent facilities and first class staff. Thank you for being there to give our family and other families the support they need."

Virtual tour

How to book a room

Tel: 01777 247571

Write to: The Visitors Centre, 1 Galen Avenue, Rampton Hospital, Woodbeck, Nr Retford, Nottinghamshire, DN22 0PD


There is a small charge for visitors staying overnight. Please contact the Visitors Centre for up to date rates.


Visitors Centre Fire Procedure

The Visitors Centre is an unstaffed building therefore if the fire alarm sounds, carers MUST follow the below fire procedure and vacate the building immediately.

Fire action plan [pdf] 264KB

How to find us

The Visitors Centre is located a short distance from the Hospital, on 1 Galen Avenue.



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