Hospital Visiting

The only visiting restrictions currently in place in the South Eastern Trust are in the Ulster Hospital Emergency Department, where visiting has had to be restricted in order to maximise space for patients attending the department.

Where necessary, vulnerable adults, children or palliative patients may be accompanied by one adult only. This decision is kept under regular review.

We would like to remind visitors to wear a face covering and to wash their hands on arrival and on departure from our hospitals, in order to protect our patients and staff.

We still enable virtual visiting, and a daily update phone call to the patient’s next of kin.

In order to continue to offer an opportunity for friends and family to connect with their loved ones, we are making virtual visitation available to our patients via Zoom.  Our IT teams have developed the guides below to help you connect with your loved ones.

Scheduling a meeting using zoom

Planning and joining a zoom call for family

For patients attending appointments

  • Everyone attending the hospital must wear a face covering (you must  bring this with you)
  • Sanitise your hands.
  • Follow social distancing measures.
  • Attend your hospital appointment on your own (unless you require assistance)
  • If you have any symptoms of COVID-19, do not enter until you have contacted the service you are attending to make specific arrangements.

People must not visit if they are feeling unwell, especially if they have a high temperature or new persistent cough. Children are also not permitted to visit.