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Visiting Times

Most inpatient wards at Ashford and St Peter’s Hospital have visiting times between 11am and 8pm.

The exceptions are:

  • Acute Medical Unit (AMU) – 2pm to 8pm
  • AECU is currently open Monday-Friday from 8am till 8pm with the last referral being accepted no later than 18:00 hrs
  • Cedar Ward, Heron Ward and Birch Acute Coronary Unit – 3pm to 4.30pm and 6pm to 8pm
  • Surgical Wards (Falcon Ward, Kingfisher Ward, Surgical Dependency Unit (SDU) and Dickens Ward) - 3pm to 4.30pm and 6pm to 8pm
  • Surgical Assessment Unit – 10am to 9pm
  • Swan Ward – 12 midday to 8pm
  • Joan Booker (postnatal) – 8am to 10pm
  • Labour Ward – Click here for details
  • Ash Ward (paediatrics) – Weekdays 2pm to 7pm and weekends, 12 midday to 8pm.
  • Oak Ward (paediatrics) – Anytime within reason
  • Critical Care (ICU and HDU) - Click here for details
  • Special Care Baby Unit – Anytime for close family

 

Ashford Hospital

Ward Type Location Direct Dial Number
Chaucer Ward Medical Ground Floor,
Main Entrance
01784 884003

Day Surgery Unit

Surgical Ground Floor,
Main Entrance
01784 884127
Dickens Ward Surgical First Floor,
Main Entrance
01784 884004
Tennyson Unit Surgical Ground Floor,
Main Entrance
01784 884480

 

St Peter’s Hospital

Ward Type Location Direct Dial Number
Acute Medicine Unit (AMU) Medical Level 3,
Duchess of Kent Wing
01932 722010
Ambulatory Emergency Care Unit (AECU) Medical Level 3,
Duchess of Kent Wing
01932 722974
Ash Ward (and School) Maternity / Child Health Level 3,
Duchess of Kent Wing
01932 722714
Aspen Ward Medical Level 4,
Duchess of Kent Wing
01932 723907
Birch Acute Cardiac Unit Medical Level 4,
Duchess of Kent Wing
01932 722012
Cedar Ward Medical Level 4,
Duchess of Kent Wing
01932 722003
Cherry Ward (Older Persons Ward) Medical Level 3,
Duchess of Kent Wing
01932 722935
Endoscopy Unit Surgical Level 3,
Outpatients Block
01932 722037
Falcon Ward Surgical Level 2,
Abbey Wing
01932 722287
Holly Ward Medical Level 4,
Duchess of Kent Wing
01932 723257
ICU and HDU Critical Care Level 3,
Duchess of Kent Wing
01932 722135
Joan Booker Maternity / Child Health Level 1,
Abbey Wing
01932 722291
Kingfisher Ward Surgical Level 2,
Abbey Wing
01932 722380
Labour Ward Maternity Abbey Wing 01932 722663
Maple Ward Medical Level 3,
Duchess of Kent Wing
01932 723137
May Ward Medical Level 4,
Duchess of Kent Wing
01932 722014
Medical Short Stay Unit (MSSU) Medical Level 3,
Duchess of Kent Wing
01932 722010
Neonatal Unit Children Level 3,
Abbey Wing
01932 722667
Oak Ward (and Little Oaks) Children/day Unit Level 3,
Duchess of Kent Wing
01932 722016
Swan Ward Orthopaedic Abbey Wing 01932 723220
Swift Ward     01932 722201

 

For welcome guides to the Wards, please click here.

Click here for access guides to Ashford and St Peter's Hospitals or the ward links above

Getting to the Trust

For visitors traveling from outside our local area, you may want to visit our getting here or view information about local accommodation.

 

What you can do for us

We would like to ask for your help in limiting visitors wherever possible to no more than two at a time, and to only bring children who are under 10 years old where really necessary.

 

Please:

  • use the hand gel when entering and leaving the ward
  • respect other patients and keep noise to a minimum
  • no more than two visitors at the bedside and only bring young children if you really need to
  • help us minimise infection – don’t visit if you are unwell, use the chairs and please don’t sit on a patient’s bed
  • do not use mobile telephones, cameras etc in patient areas
  • only bring in essential items for patients to keep areas clutter free
  • do not bring in flowers for patients (but fruit, chocolate and biscuits are fine)
  • do not use physical violence, verbal aggression or threatening behaviour towards staff as this will not be tolerated
  • your relative or friend may have agreed for you to ask questions about their condition or treatment – if you wish to speak to a member of staff please ask at the start of your visit so this can be arranged.