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29 November 2016 at 11:32

Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust is changing visiting times to ensure patients can enjoy their lunch without distractions.

 

Visiting times at Southport and Ormskirk hospitals will now run from 1pm to 8.30pm. This does not include maternity and neonatal wards which have their own visiting times. Visitors who come in to assist patients with meals are still welcome from midday, they are just asked to identify themselves to a member of staff on arrival.

 

Carol Fowler, Acting Deputy Director of Nursing, said: “We extended our visiting times last year as we recognised the importance of visitors in aiding patients’ recovery.

 

“Nutritious meals also play a large part in recovery and we’ve noticed some patients becoming distracted at lunchtime and their food was cold by the time they came to eat it, or they weren’t eating at all. We hope by adjusting the visiting start time slightly, our patients will see the benefit.”

 

If friends and family find these visiting times are not convenient, they can speak to the nurse in charge of the ward who will be able to help.

 

 

Issued by Kimberley Rushton, Senior Communications and Marketing Officer

Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust

 

Telephone     01704 705061

Email              kimberley.rushton@nhs.net 

Web                www.southportandormskirk.nhs.uk

Twitter            @SONHSTrust

 

 

Notes for editors

 

  1. Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust manages Southport and Formby District General Hospital and Ormskirk and District General Hospital, and is responsible for many community healthcare services for adults in Southport, Formby and West Lancashire. We also provide sexual health services across the Metropolitan Borough of Sefton. The North West Regional Spinal Injuries is hosted by the Trust from Southport hospital.