Thursday, 1 November 2012
Changes have been introduced to visiting times at Glan Clwyd hospital to ensure an improved level of care and comfort for patients.
Day time ward visiting times have been changed to 1.30pm to 2.30pm and evening time from 7pm-8pm.
The move has come about following extensive evaluation of ward rounds and ward efficiency to record the least disruptive time to clinical care across the wards.
Consultants carried out a review of the ward routines and optimized time for ward rounds to record the rate of clinical work carried out.
It was found that the most favoured time for afternoon visiting by patients, relatives, visitors and clinicians was between 1.30pm – 2.30pm
“We value how much the experience of seeing family and friends can help a patient feel comfortable during their stay on a ward, said Christine Lynes,Associate Chief of Staff Nursing
“This change is aimed at making sure patients and visitors have a chance to spend more time with each other and also allow our clinical staff to far better optimize the time they spend on the wards.
“We will continue to support protected mealtimes and will be encouraging relatives or carers to come in and support with nutrition if requested. Staff will also remain flexible to individual patient needs on the wards.
Notes for editors
The new visiting times are for all adult inpatient wards, excluding maternity, AMAU, Mental Heath, and ITU/HDU