Visiting someone in hospital

Visiting restrictions

This restriction will remain in place until further notice. Exemptions will be at the discretion of the ward manager.

There are no restrictions in place at Pinderfields and Pontefract, but please remember to:

  • avoid visiting hospital for 48 hours if you have been in contact with someone suffering from diarrhoea and or vomiting symptoms in the last 48 hours.
  • avoid visiting hospital if you have symptoms of flu.
  • avoid visiting hospital if you have been in contact with someone with flu symptoms.


You can see a copy of our visitors charter here and it is also available on all wards. It sets out guidelines that both staff and visitors need to adhere to, such as the number of visitors per bed and the steps to take to help infection control.

Visitors' charter

Each ward now has a Visitor's Information board designed to include useful information for visitors. The displays include details of the ward, information about the discharge process, information for carers and support for our patients. Alongside this information we also highlight some improvements the Trust has made and a monthly overview of the ward's performance in relation to quality and safety of care.

Visitor Information boards