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Visiting times

Ward visiting times and contact details for Harrogate District Hospital.

18 May 2022 Visitor Guidance

Please be aware this affects all opening times for all wards listed below 

Visiting restrictions have been eased further at Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust’s (HDFT) hospitals in Harrogate and Ripon in line with national guidance.

Inpatients may have two visitors, between the hours of 2pm-4pm, for a duration of up to one hour. Booking to visit a loved one in hospital is no longer required.

Patient visiting guidance

Please do not visit if you have symptoms of a respiratory illness (cold/flu-like illness) or you have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 10 days.

Symptoms include:

  • High temperature, fever or chills
  • New, continuous cough
  • A loss or alteration to taste or smell
  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
  • Headache that is unusual or longer lasting than usual
  • Diarrhoea, feeling sick or being sick
  • Muscle aches or pains that are not due to exercise
  • Runny/stuffy nose, sore throat

Visitors – please help keep patients, staff and other visitors safe by doing the following:

  • Anyone visiting the hospitals will be required to wear a mask provided by the hospital.
  • Wear your mask over your nose and mouth during your visit, do not put it under your nose or lower it to talk. Please discuss with staff if lip reading is required.
  • Wash or sanitise your hands on entering the ward and the bay.
  • Do not sit on the patient’s bed.
  • Do not walk around the bay, please just stay with your relative.
  • Patients may have two visitors for 1 hour between the hours of 2:00pm and 4:00pm.
  • On leaving the bay and the ward, wash or sanitise your hands.
  • Visiting may change at short notice if a bay requires temporary closure for an infection or due to changes in national guidance.

Visits to patients who have COVID-19 may occur in exceptional circumstances, as agreed with the Ward Manager.

Our hospital is still extremely busy and staff are working as hard as they can to care for our patients, so please help them by adhering to this guidance. Your support is greatly appreciated.

Outpatients

Outpatients visiting one of our hospitals for an appointment may have one person accompanying them if required.

Byland

Specialism
Elderly
Visiting Times
Unfortunately due to the Covid-19 pandemic visiting is currently restricted on all wards. Please visit here for the latest visiting arrangements: https://www.hdft.nhs.uk/news/hospital-visitor-guidance/
Ward Manager
Biju Varughese
Location
Second floor, Strayside Wing, Harrogate District Hospital
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Delivery Suite

Specialism
Maternity
Visiting Times
Open visiting for grandparents and birth partners. 1-8pm for other visitors. No children under 12 except parents own children and two people to a bedside plus birthing partner.
Ward Manager
Danielle Bhanvra
Location
First floor, Strayside Wing, Harrogate District Hospital
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Elmwood

Specialism
Outpatients
Visiting Times
Clinics: 8:45am-6pm, Monday to Friday. Discharge Lounge: 10am-7pm, Monday to Friday.
Ward Manager
Annette Dee
Location
Main corridor of the ground floor, Harrogate District Hospital
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Farndale

Specialism
Emergency, and Trauma and orthopaedics.
Visiting Times
2-4pm by appointment only due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Ward Manager
Gemma Umpleby
Location
First floor of Harrogate District Hospital
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Granby

Specialism
Endocrinology, General medicine, and Respiratory.
Visiting Times
2-4pm by appointment only due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Ward Manager
Helen Stewart
Location
Second floor, Strayside Wing, Harrogate District Hospital
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Jervaulx

Specialism
Elderly
Visiting Times
2-4pm by appointment only due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Ward Manager
Jo Burns
Location
Second floor, Strayside Wing, Harrogate District Hospital
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Littondale

Specialism
Gastroenterology, Male, and Surgery.
Visiting Times
2-4pm by appointment only due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Ward Manager
Jennie Foster
Location
Ground floor, Fewston Wing, Harrogate District Hospital
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Maternity Assessment Centre (MAC)

Specialism
Maternity
Visiting Times
Seven days a week, 8am-8pm.
Ward Manager
Danielle Bhanvra
Location
First floor at the entrance of Pannal Ward, Strayside Wing, Harrogate District Hospital.
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Medical Day Unit

Specialism
Day patients, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Haematology, Rheumatology, and Urology.
Visiting Times
Mon, Tues, Thurs: 9am-5pm; Wed, Fri: 9am-4.30pm
Ward Manager
Ruth Horne
Location
First floor, Harrogate District Hospital
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Nidderdale

Specialism
Female, Gastroenterology, Gynaecology, Surgery, and Urology.
Visiting Times
2-4pm by appointment only due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Ward Manager
Rachel Little
Location
First floor, Harrogate District Hospital
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Oakdale

Specialism
Haematology, Neurology, Oncology, and Stroke.
Visiting Times
2-4pm by appointment only due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Ward Manager
Martine Bennett
Location
Second floor, Strayside Wing, Harrogate District Hospital
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Pannal

Specialism
Maternity, and Postnatal.
Visiting Times
In light of Covid-19, visiting has changed. Only one person is permitted to visit. A visiting slot between either 10-12pm or 2-4pm will be allocated to you in the morning by the midwife in charge. If you are being discharged home you will not be allocated a visiting slot on that day. If you are attending for an induction of labour your partner can attend with you. No children will be permitted to visit.
Ward Manager
Charlie Kent
Location
First floor, Strayside Wing, Harrogate District Hospital
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Rowan Rehabilitation Unit

Specialism
Neurology, and Rehabilitation.
Visiting Times
2-4pm by appointment only due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Ward Manager
Georgie Haigh
Location
Briary Wing, Harrogate District Hospital
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Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU)

Specialism
Maternity, and Postnatal.
Visiting Times
Flexible for parents and siblings; 12pm-7pm for grandparents, aunts and uncle.
Ward Manager
Victoria Lister
Location
First Floor, Strayside Wing, Harrogate District Hospital
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Wensleydale

Specialism
Surgery, and Trauma and orthopaedics.
Visiting Times
2-4pm by appointment only due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Ward Manager
Karen Collyer
Location
First floor, Harrogate District Hospital.
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Woodlands

Specialism
Paediatrics
Visiting Times
Flexible
Ward Manager
Victoria Lister
Location
First Floor, Strayside Wing, Harrogate District Hospital
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