Visiting child patients


Please have a quick test for Coronavirus (COVID-19) before coming to our hospitals

Information for people on attending appointments and visiting ESNEFT hospitals

Updated guidance for attending emergency departments (A&E), children’s services and end of life care visiting came into effect on Wednesday 31 March.

However, anyone showing symptoms of Coronavirus (COVID-19) should not visit or accompany patients to any appointments in our hospitals.

Children’s Services

  • Two parents / carers may visit a child on our children’s wards if they are from the same household or support bubble as the patient. As always, one parent may remain resident with their child throughout their stay. Parents / carers who are not in the same household or support bubble may continue to substitute each other as needed, but this will be limited to one person at a time. Under current Coronavirus (COVID-19) guidelines children are not able to visit our wards, apart from in exceptional/compassionate circumstances

Your ward team will be able to give you more information about how to stay safe.

Click here for ward information and telephone numbers.


Remember Hands. Face. Space.



When in hospital, wash your hands regularly, wear a face mask and follow social distancing guidance.




If you have any questions, please call the children’s department caring for your child.

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