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Visiting Information

You will need to book your visit to Wathwood Hospital at least 24 hours in advance though 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 on request.


Wathwood Hospital Entrance sign

Social visitors

Social visits can take place on any day of the week.

  • Monday to Friday, 6pm to 8pm.
  • Saturday and Sunday. 3pm to 5pm.

Visits outside of these times can be arranged on request.


Professional visitors

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.


Wathwood Hospital Horticulture Polytunnel


Due to the secure environment of Wathwood Hospital and the need to maintain the safety of everyone, certain items will not be allowed into the clinical area.

Lockers are available in the reception foyer to hold any restricted items; for example, mobile phones, cigarettes and lighters.

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