Arranging a visit and visiting times
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Arranging a visit
When visiting Wathwood Hospital you will need to book the visit at least 24 hours in advance through the relevant ward/ service.
Children and young people under the age of 18 are unable to visit without prior authorisation. The process of obtaining authorisation for a child or young person to visit will be explained by the patient’s social worker by contacting 01709 870835.
Monday to Friday – *inset time/check times*
Saturday and Sunday – 3pm to 5pm. *inset time/check times*
If you wish to visit outside of the above stated times this can be arranged on request. Please call 01709 870800.
Visits outside of these times can be arranged on request.
Professional visits must be requested in advance. Usually they cannot take place between 12.00 noon – 2pm and 5pm – 6pm or after 8pm due to protected time for patients.
All visitors are required to report to the Main Reception.
Professional and social visitors must provide two forms of ID; one should be photo ID. All visitors will require registration on the Hospital visitors' database.
Due to the secure environment of the Hospital, and to maintain the safety of patients, our staff and anyone visiting we ask you to refrain from brining in the following items:
- Mobile Phones
- Knives / scissors / metal nail files / pencil sharpeners / razors / blades (anything that can be used as a weapon)
- Glass or mirrors
- Matches or lighters and fuel
- Medication or prescription drugs
- Alcohol or illicit substances
- Solvents / nail polish or remover
- Pornographic magazines / videos / DVDs / USB drives
- Plastic bags
- Cameras or recording equipment
- Cigarettes, tobacco or vaping devices
- Chewing gum
- Opened drinks and food
- Only food and drinks that are factory sealed will be allowed onto the ward. Unfortunately, we cannot accept refrigerated items.
The list is not exhaustive so please ask security staff if there is anything you are unsure of.
Lockers are available in the reception foyer to hold any restricted items; for example, mobile phones, cigarettes and lighters.