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Telephone: 01942 244 000

Wards and Visiting Times at Royal Albert Edward Infirmary

Please note, the visiting times below are subject to change:


Normal Visiting Times

ICU/HDU  Tel: 01942 822591/01942 822380

2.00pm - 5.00pm  and 6.00pm - 7.30pm
Please note restricted mealtimes 5.00pm - 6.00pm

Rainbow Ward Open Visiting up to 8.00pm and parents only after 8.00pm
Clinical Decisions Ward (CDW) Open Visiting 10.00am - 8.00pm
Please note restricted mealtimes 11.30am - 1.00pm and 5.00pm - 6.30pm
Discharge Lounge 2.00pm - 3.00pm Daily
7.00pm - 8.00pm Every Evening
Medical Assessment Unit (MAU)  Tel: 01942 773352

Open Visiting 8.00am - 9.00pm
Please note this ward has restricted mealtimes

Acute Stroke Unit (ASU) 3.00pm - 4.00pm except Wednesday
7.00pm - 8.00pm Every Evening
Delivery Suite Visiting restricted to two birth partners when in labour.  Following delivery, grandparents only to attend Delivery Suite.

All other visitors to attend Maternity Ward during normal visiting times.
Tel:  01942 778506
The Maternity Ward doesn't provide artificial milk.
Please could new Mum’s bring in a supply of their choice (the ward will provide ready sterilised bottles and teats). Partners will be asked to leave at meal times.
2.00pm - 3.00pm Daily
7.00pm - 8.00pm Every Evening
Partner visiting 9.00am - 10.00pm, but will be asked to leave at meal times.
Please note only the children of inpatients are able to visit and there is a maximum of 3 visitors per inpatient allowed at any one time.
Neonatal Unit
Tel: 01942 778504

Open visiting.
Please note, only siblings of babies on the unit are permitted to visit.

Lowton Ward (MAU) Tel: 01942 778518 3.00pm - 4.00pm Daily
7.00pm - 8.00pm Every Evening
Astley Ward
Tel: 01942 822526/527
2.30pm - 4.00pm Daily
6.30pm - 7.30pm Every Evening

Standish Ward (ASU)


Age Well Unit

3.00pm - 4.00pm Daily
7.00pm - 8.00pm Every Evening

3.00pm - 4.00pm Daily
7.00pm - 8.00pm Every Evening

Shevington Ward

Monday 6.30pm - 7.30pm
Tuesday 2.00pm - 3.00pm and 6.30pm - 7.30pm 
Wednesday 2.00pm - 3.0pm and 6.30pm - 7.30pm 
Thursday 6.30pm - 7.30pm 
Friday 2.00pm - 3.00pm and 6.30pm - 7.30pm 
Saturday 2.00pm - 3.00pm and 6.30pm - 7.30pm 
Sunday 2.00pm - 3.00pm and 6.30pm - 7.30pm 

If you would like to stay with your relative outside normal visiting hours – it must be only one person between 8.00am -4.00pm (unless sanctioned by the ward sister).

Two visitors per bed (swap around as required), but other visitors are asked to wait off the ward.

Ince Ward
2.30pm - 3.30pm Daily
6.30pm - 7.30pm Every Evening
Winstanley Ward 2.30pm - 3.30pm Daily
6.30pm - 7.30pm Every Evening
Coronary Care Unit (CCU) 2.00pm - 5.00pm Daily
6.30pm - 7.30pm Every Evening
Pemberton Ward 2.00pm - 3.00pm Daily
7.00pm - 8.00pm Every Evening
Swinley Ward

2.00pm - 4.30pm Daily 
6.30pm - 8.00pm Every Evening
Please note restricted mealtimes 5.00pm - 6.00 pm

Langtree Ward 3.00pm - 4.00pm Daily
7.00pm - 8.00pm Every Evening
Aspull Ward 2.30pm - 7.30pm Daily
Please note restricted mealtimes 5.00pm - 6.00 pm
Ophthalmic Please tel: 01942 822244
Orrell Ward Tel: 01942 822581 2.30pm - 4.30pm Daily
7.00pm - 8.00pm Every Evening

Visiting may be restricted for brief periods when the patient is undergoing a procedure or routine care and hygiene. Exceptions may be made at the discretion of the Nurse in charge.

Please note, flowers are not permitted on some wards. If you plan to bring or send flowers, it is advisable to check with the ward in advance. 

We request all visitors to wash their hands and to use the alcohol disinfectant provided before and after visiting their relative.