Contacting patients

For reasons of patient confidentiality, we will only provide information about your condition to your next of kin with your permission.


Friends and relatives are welcome at any time during the day (up until 10pm) subject only to your medical condition.

Free on-site parking is available at the back of the hospital building. For directions to Parkside Hospital, please see the ‘Directions’ section of our ‘Coming into hospital’ page.

Can my partner stay overnight with me?

This is at the discretion of the Ward Sister and a charge may be levied. The Hospital will not normally make a charge for parents staying with their children (aged 12 and under). Visitors can also order meals from the daily menu for a small additional charge.

Please click here for details of local hotels.

Preventing infections

Please do not visit the Hospital if you have any illness or infection.

When entering or leaving the Hospital (or if you are at the Hospital for any significant period of time), please ensure that you wash your hands regularly with the special alcohol gels supplied.

Please raise any concerns about standards of hygiene with the Ward Sister.