Visiting times are between 10am and 9pm on all adult inpatient wards, with the exception of the Freya ward and the Intensive Care Unit, see information below about their visiting times. Visiting outside of these times is allowed by prior arrangement. The Children’s Ward allows open visiting. To view our Visiting Charter, please see here. If you are a carer, you will find lots of relevant information on our Carers’ page.

There may be circumstances where relatives wish to stay with patients outside of normal visiting times, for example when a patient is very ill. If this is the case, please do not hesitate to discuss this with the ward staff.

It is very important that visitors do not come in if they are suffering from heavy colds, flu or any form of tummy upset, diarrhoea or vomiting. On the Freya Ward (antenatal and postnatal) they are between 10am and 10pm for parents and own children / stepchildren (any age) and, for visitors (children under 11 years are not allowed) between 3 and 4pm and 6 and 7pm.

On the Intensive Care Unit visiting hours are after 3.30pm. Patients need rest and visitors are asked not to spend too long on the ward as this can be stressful and tiring for the patient. Please have no more than two visitors at any one time and ask them not to sit on your bed. We advise that children do not visit, but where allowed we ask that they are kept under close supervision for the comfort and safety of all.

Pets are not usually allowed in the hospital although exceptions are made for Guide Dogs and for other special cases. Permission must be requested from the nurse in charge.

Visitors are welcome to bring in gifts but flowers or plants are not allowed as they attract dust and make cleaning difficult. Ideal gifts include squash or sparkling water with low calorie versions for patients with diabetes or heart problems; small quantities of fresh fruit and small packets of plain biscuits. Food should be in a covered container to protect it from airborne contamination. Please do not bring in diabetic biscuits, preserves and chocolates as they are high in calories and may have a laxative effect.

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Patients, staff and guests can access a free WiFi network at Yeovil Hospital offering 100% coverage and unlimited usage. Simply connect to the Public WiFi network on your smartphone, tablet or laptop and you will be prompted to self-register by entering in your name and mobile telephone number. A free text message will be sent to your mobile phone with a username and password giving seven days of unlimited internet access. After seven days users can self-register again and continue to use the free Wi-Fi service.

The hospital has a flat ‘The Ferns’ with two double rooms and two twin rooms named Cedar, Oak, Holly and Beech. These facilities can be used by relatives and friends of patients, who live long distances away or just want to be close by.

Each room is available at a cost of £30 per night for one person and £40 per night for two people sharing a room. This includes breakfast in the Garden Restaurant for up to two people and overnight parking for one car. For breakfast there is a choice of a Full English or cereals with toast or croissants.

‘The Ferns’ has a small lounge/coffee room with a TV. For those without a mobile phone, we can provide you with a phone to keep in contact with ward staff. The accommodation is opposite the hospital.

To book online please click here  You can use this link to check availability and make payments online. All booking made through the online booking system is at a discounted rate.

Other meals can be bought in the canteen which is on level two.

For more information please contact the Main Reception desk in the hospital on 01935 475122.