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North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust - 70 years of the NHS

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Your visitors

Your visitors are very welcome at the hospitals during visiting hours. Visiting hours vary from ward to ward, so please check the times with a member of staff or go to our visiting times page. We try to be as flexible as possible, but your medical care and that of other patients must take priority. We ask them to abide by the visitors' charter.

Peace and quiet

Rest is often an essential part of your and other patients’ recovery, so we ask that no more than two people visit you at any one time. We ask visitors to remain quiet on the wards to avoid disturbing other patients.


Children may be asked not to visit patients in hospital during times of infection outbreak, such as a norovirus outbreak. At other times they will be welcome provided they are quiet and do not disturb other patients. They should be accompanied at all times by a responsible adult. It may be worth reflecting on whether it is necessary to bring very young children in light of any infection control issues.

Infection prevention

Please ask your relatives and friends not to visit if they are suffering or recovering from any infectious illnesses such as diarrhoea, vomiting, coughs, colds or flu. See our Infection prevention and control page for more information.


Unfortunately there is no accommodation available for visitors within our hospitals.

If your visitors need accommodation, there are some helpful contacts available on the Visit Cumbria website.