When to visit

We welcome friends and family to visit inpatients at most times.

Visitors should please check with the ward staff to see when is the best time to visit your loved one, as it may vary depending on the patient's care and treatment. Patients can tire easily and need plenty of rest.

    The usual visiting times at the private wards at Royal Brompton Hospital and Harefield Hospital are as follows:


    Royal Brompton Hospital - Sir Reginald Wilson Ward

    The inpatient ward for private patients at Royal Brompton Hospital is called Sir Reginald Wilson Ward.

    Friends and family are welcome to visit their loved ones during the visiting times: 7 days a week, between 10am in the morning and 10pm in the evening.

    There is a rest period for patients between 1pm and 2pm. During this period, the ward is closed to visitors.

    The intensive care (ITU / ICU) and the high dependency unit (HDU) do have limitations on the times and number of visits per patient. Visiting times are as follows:

    • HDU: 11:00am-1:00pm and 3:30-7:30pm
    • AICU: 11:00am-12:00 midday and 4:00-7:00pm
    • Recovery: after 6:00pm.

    Harefield Hospital - Juniper Ward

    The inpatient ward for private patients at Harefield Hospital is called Juniper Ward.

    On arrival, visitors should always check at the nurses' station that it is OK to head to the patients' room.

    Friends and family are welcome to visit their loved ones during the visiting times: 7 days a week, between 10am in the morning and 9pm in the evening.

    There is a rest period for patients between 1pm and 2pm. During this period, the ward is closed to visitors.

    Juniper Ward's high dependency unit (HDU) welcomes visitors from 2pm-9pm, with a restriction on the number of visitors.


    Mealtimes

    While visiting you in hospital, your friends and family can dine with you in your room. At both hospitals, relatives are welcome to purchase food from the canteen and dine with the patient in their room.

    At Royal Brompton Hospital, visitors can also enjoy a variety of hot and cold drinks and snacks at the coffee shop located close to main reception. Or, you can enjoy a meal at the Garden Restaurant on Level 1, which serves lunch and dinner, seven days a week.

    At Harefield Hospital, your loved ones can enjoy a snack at the friendly Pavilion, run by the League of Friends. If preferred, they can have a meal at Harefield Hospital's restaurant, The Hungry Hare. This is located opposite the main entrance, below the concert hall.