Visiting times

visiting times

Please do not visit the hospital if you have a cold or flu, or if you have had sickness and/or diarrhoea in the past 48 hours.

Visiting times at Medway Maritime Hospital vary across the wards and will also reflect individual needs and circumstances. Details of the standard visiting times for each ward are given below. Patients and visitors are also encouraged to check with ward staff about the arrangements for their particular ward, and discuss any special visiting requirements.

We try to protect meal times in the hospital and discourage visitors to the wards at these times. 

COVID-19 - important changes to visiting policy

In line with guidance from NHS England we have updated our visiting policy with immediate effect from Thursday 26 March 2020.

Visiting is suspended until further notice.

The only exceptional circumstances where one visitor – an immediate family member or carer – will be permitted to visit are listed below:

  • The patient is receiving end-of-life care.
  • A woman in labour (who may have one birthing partner).
  • A parent or appropriate adult visiting a child.

Exceptions may be made on compassionate grounds. Please discuss these with the nurse or midwife in charge. 


If you have a new persistent cough or high temperature then please do not visit our hospital. For further advice visit