Visiting times are: - 3.00pm - 4.30pm and 6.00pm - 8.00pm
We welcome visitors to the ward between these times, but request only 2 visitors per bed at any one time. Visiting outside of these hours is by prior agreement with the Nurse in charge, and at their discretion.
When you go home, you may receive an outpatient appointment to see your Consultant at 6 - 8 weeks after discharge.
If the stroke team feel you will benefit from further rehabilitation when you go home, this will be arranged.
If you live in Gloucester city or the Forest of Dean, you will be visited by the Community Stroke Co-ordinator approximately 2 weeks after your discharge from hospital.
Cleanliness and Infections in Hospital
Some people are admitted to hospital with infections that require them to be cared for away from other patients to prevent the spread of that particular infection. Please follow the instructions given to you by staff.
You will be nursed in a single room; the door may need to remain closed, depending on the nature of your infection. Please pay particular attention to hand washing and general cleanliness at all times, especially when leaving the room.
If you have been in contact with chickenpox, measles or mumps within 3 weeks of your admittance to hospital, please inform a member of staff.
We ask that visitors suffering from minor infections such as a cold avoid visiting if possible, for their sake as well as the patients. We do not recommend babies being brought in to visit, again for their own protection.
Hand washing. The most common means by which infection is transmitted is by hand, therefore handwashing is a very basic, yet vital infection control measure. Alcohol hand gel is kept at the entrance of the ward and at each bedside for all the visitors to use before and after visiting. For hygienic hand disinfection apply 3ml (3 shots) to physically clean hands for 30 seconds ensuring all areas are covered, until dry.
Visitors are requested not to sit on patients beds, this is to help minimise the risk of spread of infection and for other health and safety reasons. For more information on Cleanliness and Infections click here.