The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust


Visiting remains suspended at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

8 June 2020

Visiting times at Leeds Teaching Hospitals remain suspended as our hospitals continue to work to protect patients, our communities and staff and limit the spread of COVID-19.

Visiting times are suspended except in the below exceptional circumstances, where you will need to contact the ward or department in advance to discuss appropriate arrangements:

  • the patient is receiving end-of-life care
  • the patient needs to be accompanied – accompanying visitors should not stay in patient, ward or communal areas
  • the birthing partner accompanying a woman in labour

Slightly different rules apply to paediatrics:

  • in the paediatric departments, only one parent or appropriate adult is able to be with their child at any given time and currently no other children will be able to visit.

The health, safety and wellbeing of everyone in our hospitals remains our absolute priority and we are working on updated guidance following the recent announcement by the government to ensure visitors can safely come into our hospitals while adhering to social distancing guidelines.

Thank you for your continued support and understanding at this challenging time. Click here to find out about the different ways to keep in touch with loved ones who are inpatients at Leeds Teaching Hospitals.

Hospitals which are part of Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and included in this visiting times suspension include:

  • Leeds General Infirmary
  • St James’s University Hospital
  • Chapel Allerton Hospital
  • Wharfedale Hospital
  • Leeds Children’s Hospital