Our hospital wards are busy places. They are a place of work for our doctors and nurses and a place of rest and recuperation for our patients. Please ensure that you only come to visit patients during official visiting times. Our hospitals have one of the lowest rates for MRSA and C difficile and it is vitally important we maintain our high standards. You can help us with this. Please ensure you use the handgels which are placed in all clinical areas and as you enter a ward. Please do not visit when you are feeling unwell. Please ensure that you sit on the chairs provided and not on a patient bed. And please, limit your visits to just two people - it helps our staff.
Please also take a look at our Visitors Charter which will tell you what you can expect from us and what we can expect from you.
The Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle
Aspen (Obs & Gynae) - 3.00-4.30pm and 7.00-8.00pm
Beech Wards (Gastroenterology/Surgical) - 3.00-4.30pm and 7.00-8.00pm
Children's Ward - 9.30am - 7.00pm (at the ward manager's discretion)
Elm Wards (Stroke/EMI/Rehab) - 3.00-4.30pm and 6.30-8.00pm
Larch A/B (Emergency Assessment Unit) - 3.00-4.00pm and 7.00-8.00pm
Larch C (Respiratory) - 3.00-5.00pm and 7.00-8.00pm
Larch D (Oncology) - 3.00-5.00pm and 6.00-8.00pm
Maple B & D (Orthopaedic surgical) - 2.30-4.30pm and 7.00-8.00pm
Maple C (Orthopaedic surgical) - 2.30-4.30pm and 7.00-8.00pm
Willow A/B (Elderly Care/Renal) - 3.00-4.30pm and 6.30-8.00pm
Willow C (Cardiology/CCU) -3.00-4.30pm and 6.30-8.00pm
CCU - 3.00-4.30pm and 6.00-8.00pm
The Intensive Care Unit and High Dependency Unit are open from 2pm to 3.30pm and 5.30pm to 7pm. Special arrangements can be arranged for family members with the staff.
Maternity is open to visitors from 3pm to 4pm and from 7pm to 8pm. Special arrangements are in place for family members. Partners are allowed in the Postnatal Ward from 9am till 9pm.
Special Care Baby Unit is open to parents at all times. Other visitors are welcome from 11.00am until 9.00pm with the permission of the baby's parent, at the discretion of staff.
West Cumberland Hospital, Whitehaven
Ward 1 - 7pm - 8pm daily and 2.30pm - 3.30pm on weekends
Ward 2 - 6.30pm - 8pm daily and 2.30pm - 4pm on weekends
Ward 3 - 2.30pm - 4pm and 7pm - 8pm
Ward 4 - 2.30pm - 4pm and 7pm - 8pm
Children and Young People - open visiting for parents; 2pm - 8pm for others
Special Care Baby Unit - 2.30pm - 3.30pm and 6.30pm - 7.30pm daily. Open visiting for parents. Other relatives may visit by prior arrangement with senior staff.
- 2.30pm - 3.30pm and 6.30pm - 8.00pm
ITU - 2pm - 3.30pm and 5.30pm - 7.00pm
Coronary Care Unit - 2.30pm - 4pm and 7 - 8pm
EAU - 2.30 - 4pm and 7 - 8pm
Copeland Unit 3pm - 4pm and 7pm - 8pm
Loweswater Suite - 2pm - 5pm and 6.30pm - 8pm
Day Case Unit - day patients only - please discuss with a member of staff