Southport Hospital lift restrictions on visiting hours December 14th, 2015 jmr jmr Latest Uncategorized Shares Comments Friends and family will be able to spend much longer with patients at Southport and Ormskirk hospitals from 18th December 2015. Wards will open for visiting at midday and stay open until 8.30pm, seven days a week. The decision by Simon Featherstone, Director of Nursing and Quality, follows a successful trial at Southport hospital earlier this year. “The support and company of friends and family is an important part of any patient’s recovery but traditional visiting times don’t always fit round people’s working lives and personal commitments,” said Simon. “We also know some visitors want to play a more active role in the care of the patient they’re visiting, such as helping at mealtimes and providing a familiar voice in unfamiliar surroundings, so I hope this more flexible approach will help them.” He added: “To make this work, we also need visitors to help us too. We ask that there should be only two visitors per bed and, from time to time, we may ask visitors to leave the bedside during personal care for patients or consultant ward rounds.” Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07581350321 Email [email protected] Facebook www.facebook.com/otsnews.co.uk Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Breaking local news as it happens, searchable archives with photographs, the ability to instantly comment on news articles – there are so many advantages to OTS (Onthespot) News. If you want your news read locally online then send it to [email protected]– relying only on the newspaper is to restrict yourself to an ever reducing audience. Related Comments comments!