Visiting Hours

Visitors are reminded that essential visiting only is in place in St. James’s hospital due to suspected Norovirus. Please contact the wards prior to visiting and adhere to visiting times 

14:30 (2.30pm) – 15.30 (3.30pm)
19:00 (7 pm) -20:00 (8pm)

No More than two persons may visit a patient at any one time.

Nurse Managers at St. James’s Hospital are authorised to use their discretion at all times in relation to accommodating specific visiting requests while safeguarding the needs and interests of all the patients under their care.

For Infection Control reasons Children (i.e. Under 14 years) are not allowed to visit the hospital.

In the event that the Hospital or a specific ward/unit is experiencing an infection outbreak or potential outbreak, the Hospital will issue a No Visiting Order.
Only essential visiting pre-arranged with a Ward Manager will be authorised during this time 

Visiting in the Emergency Department is restricted. Please ask a member of the Nursing Staff.

Visiting in the Critical Care Areas is restricted to close family members for short periods of time only. This includes the following Wards/ Units: 

  • Intensive Care Unit
  • Coronary Care Unit
  • High Dependency Unit
  • Burns Unit
  • Keith Shaw Ward
  • Designated Care of the Elderly Units
  • Dennis Burkitt Ward