We hope that the following information will help you, your
family and friends during your stay at our hospitals:
Visiting hours are currently restricted due to the increase
in the number of cases of diarrhoea and vomiting caused
by viruses such as Norovirus in hospitals in this area and the
local community. Find out more
Speaking to a member of the medical team
Ward rounds take place each day. Additional requests to meet
with the medical teams can be arranged via the ward manager.
Flowers can make a nice gift for patients but are not permitted
on every ward. Please contact the ward to see if flowers are
Please speak to a member of the nursing staff initially if you
have any specific dietary requirements or needs. More information
is available from the specialist nutrition and dietetics teams by
calling 0117 342 3030.
All of our hospital sites operate a no smoking policy. This also
includes the areas outside of the main public entrances to
Mobile phones may be used by staff, patients and visitors in all
clinical and non-clinical patient areas, except for safety critical
patient areas, where mobile phones are prohibited. The use of
cameras on mobile phones is strictly prohibited in all areas
throughout the Trust.
In the event of a fire alarm please stay calm and follow the
instructions provided by a member of staff. Please leave the
building promptly by the nearest fire exit and do not use lifts.
Following an evacuation you will be told when it is safe for you to
return to the building.
Infection prevention and control
People who are in hospital can be more vulnerable to catching
illnesses and infection. This can result in their recovery being
delayed. For this reason we ask that family and friends consider
whether their visit is necessary if they have been unwell
Do not visit if you are - or have been - ill with colds, coughs,
flu or diarrhoea and/or vomiting, until you have been free of
symptoms for 48 hours.
Prior to entering and leaving the ward/clinical area we ask
that you wash your hands with soap and water, or use the
alcohol hand gel. Alcohol hand gel is replaced regularly but please
advise a member of staff immediately if dispensors or bottles are
empty. Learn more about infection prevention and
UH Bristol MRSA screening policy
Here at UH Bristol we take the prevention of infection seriously
and we will do all we can to reduce the risk of patients in our
care getting an infection. To help prevent MRSA infections we
test many of our patients either before they come into hospital or
when they are admitted. Read our Screening Assurance and
The precise details of who we screen for MRSA and how we carry
this out are in the UH
Bristol MRSA screening policy and protocol.