Visitor Restrictions Ease Slightly at University Hospital Ayr

NHS Ayrshire & Arran is pleased to advise that we are now able to reduce the current visiting restrictions in University Hospitals Ayr and Crosshouse. From today, Wednesday 20 October, each patient will be able to have one designated visitor that can visit daily. This applies to all areas of the hospitals, except COVID-19 wards or any ward experiencing an outbreak of COVID-19. In these areas, essential visiting will continue.

All visits must be pre-arranged to allow social distancing measures to be maintained within our ward areas. We would ask all visitors to please contact the ward to arrange a visit in advance. Visits that have not been pre-booked cannot be accommodated. Guidance on all visiting arrangements can be found on the NHS Ayrshire & Arran website

Visiting in all of our other hospitals remains unchanged and will continue to support two designated visitors. ‘Virtual visiting’ (video calling) is also available on all sites.

Jennifer Wilson, Interim Nurse Director, explains: “We are looking forward to being able to welcome visitors back into our acute hospitals and know this will have a hugely positive effect on our patients."