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We encourage friends and family to arrange ‘virtual visits.’ If you need help to arrange, call 07776516419 between 9am and 5pm.

For more information on virtual visits click here

Due to the ongoing impact of COVID-19 we are regularly updating our visiting arrangements.

Virtual visiting our patients (by phone or tablet device) remains the preference.

Thank you for your co-operation


  • Virtual Visiting Service
  • Visiting Rules

    Face to face visiting is currently suspended with the exception of end of life and very exceptional circumstances when one of the two nominated visitors will be contacted by ward staff (Anyone who is shielding, unwell or self-isolating must not visit

    Visitors attending at end of life or in exceptional circumstances will be required to

      • wear the appropriate PPE which will be provided by the Trust
      • sanitise their hands regularly throughout the visit, especially on entering and leaving the ward and hospital/facility.

    Virtual visiting remains in place to ensure families remain connected with their loved ones

    For Paediatrics, one parent/carer can accompany a child.

    Anyone wishing to visit residential homes or mental health facilities in the Southern Trust area should contact these facilities directly.

    These arrangements will be kept under constant review and will be subject to change depending on local factors.

    Do not visit if you have any symptoms of Covid-19, please wash your hands, respect a social distance of two metres and wear a face mask.

  • Craigavon Area Hospital Visiting Times

    To arrange a ‘Virtual Visit’ call 077 7651 6419 between 9am and 5pm.

    • Face to face visiting is currently suspended with the exception of end of life and very exceptional circumstances when one of the two nominated visitors will be contacted by ward staff (Anyone who is shielding, unwell or self-isolating must not visit)
    • Visitors attending at end of life or in exceptional circumstances will be required to
      • wear the appropriate PPE which will be provided by the Trust
      • sanitise their hands regularly throughout the visit, especially on entering and leaving the ward and hospital/facility.
    • Virtual visiting remains in place to ensure families remain connected with their loved ones
  • Daisy Hill Hospital Visiting Times

    To arrange a ‘Virtual Visit’ call 077 7651 6419 between 9am and 5pm.

    • Face to face visiting is currently suspended with the exception of end of life and very exceptional circumstances when one of the two nominated visitors will be contacted by ward staff (Anyone who is shielding, unwell or self-isolating must not visit)
    • Visitors attending at end of life or in exceptional circumstances will be required to
      • wear the appropriate PPE which will be provided by the Trust
      • sanitise their hands regularly throughout the visit, especially on entering and leaving the ward and hospital/facility.
    • Virtual visiting remains in place to ensure families remain connected with their loved ones
  • Maternity Visiting

    Visiting is restricted to one named birth partner for the following appointments:

    o    12 week booking scan – one birth partner can attend

    o    20 week anomaly scan or fetal medicine scans – one birth partner can attend

    o    In the Delivery room – birthing partners can attend for 1 hour during the induction of labour process.  Birthing partners can return when the women feels the need for support due to the onset of contractions and stay until transfer to the postnatal ward.

    o    Post-natal ward – We will facilitate 1 x 1 hour post natal visit for a named birth partner per day. Visits will be staggered to minimise numbers of partners on the ward at any time.

    When attending any antenatal or postnatal settings, birth partners MUST adhere to our guidance:

    • Adhere to one hour visiting period
    • Face masks to be worn at all times
    • No children to visit the ward/ no unsupervised visits

    Our Maternity Helpline has been set up to assist with any of your queries in regards to the management of the ongoing Covid-19 restrictions within our Maternity Services.

    The number to call is 028 37563702 Monday, Wednesday & Friday 9am-5pm Or alternatively email: maternity.helpline@southerntrust.hscni.net

  • Lurgan Hospital

    To arrange a ‘Virtual Visit’ call 077 7651 6419 between 9am and 5pm.

    • Face to face visiting is currently suspended with the exception of end of life and very exceptional circumstances when one of the two nominated visitors will be contacted by ward staff (Anyone who is shielding, unwell or self-isolating must not visit)
    • Visitors attending at end of life or in exceptional circumstances will be required to
      • wear the appropriate PPE which will be provided by the Trust
      • sanitise their hands regularly throughout the visit, especially on entering and leaving the ward and hospital/facility.
    • Virtual visiting remains in place to ensure families remain connected with their loved ones

     

  • South Tyrone Hospital

    To arrange a ‘Virtual Visit’ call 077 7651 6419 between 9am and 5pm.

    • Face to face visiting is currently suspended with the exception of end of life and very exceptional circumstances when one of the two nominated visitors will be contacted by ward staff (Anyone who is shielding, unwell or self-isolating must not visit)
    • Visitors attending at end of life or in exceptional circumstances will be required to
      • wear the appropriate PPE which will be provided by the Trust
      • sanitise their hands regularly throughout the visit, especially on entering and leaving the ward and hospital/facility.
    • Virtual visiting remains in place to ensure families remain connected with their loved ones
  • Gillis Memory Centre, St Luke's Site, Armagh

    To arrange a ‘Virtual Visit’ call 077 7651 6419 between 9am and 5pm.

  • Nominated family contact for Inpatients

  • Information Leaflet
  • Drop off and pick up guidance for patient belongings

  • Regional principles for visiting in care settings (English and translations)