Changes to visitor restrictions


To continue to keep our patients and staff safe, from Tuesday 24 March, we will no longer be allowing visitors to any of our adult inpatient wards and we kindly ask family members to instead keep in touch via telephone or video calls, where possible.




Exceptions to visitor restrictions will be made only in the following circumstances:




·       If a patient is receiving end-of-life care


·       Children under 16 on our inpatient wards – one visitor allowed at a time


·       Women in labour in our maternity unit – one birthing partner allowed




We ask for your help in respecting this guidance. Thank you.



We ask for your help in respecting this updated guidance

Getting ready for discharge

Even at the beginning of your hospital stay, it's good to plan ahead so that you can get home as soon as you are well enough. We've produced an animated film in collaboration with patients, staff and students to provide you with information about what you can do to help you leave hospital sooner. You can watch the short film by clicking on the link below:

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Smoking On-site

Kingston Hospital is now a smokefree site. This means smoking will not be permitted anywhere in our hospital buildings, car parks and grounds. This includes all tobacco products, e-cigarettes and vaping devises. For more information click here.

We know that coming to hospital can be a worrying time for many people. At Kingston Hospital we do our best to make sure your stay is as stress free as possible and to ensure you get the best care we can give. To help you prepare for your stay as an inpatient at Kingston Hospital we have put together some useful information.

Please click here to download a leaflet that provides you with detailed information about what to expect on the day of your operation. The leaflet includes information on the following:

  • Preparation before your Inpatient admission
  • Admission day including what to being with you and fasting instructions
  • Admission Ward
  • Transfer to the operating theatre
  • The theatre environment
  • The recovery ward
  • Transfer to a hospital ward
  • Contact details

If it is your child that is having an operation, please click here for helpful information about your child’s anaesthetic. You will find information about your child’s anaesthetic for both general procedures and dental treatment, as well as some leaflets specially designed for children and young people of different ages who are having an anaesthetic



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