Most hospital visiting suspended until further notice

Most hospital visiting has been suspended until further notice to protect staff and patients from coronavirus covid-19.
Hospital signage visiting hours covid-19

There are some important exceptions to the suspension. These are if:

  • You are visiting someone receiving end-of-life care
  • You are the birthing partner accompanying a woman in labour
  • You are a parent or appropriate adult visiting your child.

Help the NHS keep people safe. And contact the ward or department before you visit to make sure that it is OK to come.

How to keep in touch

Helplines have been set up at hospitals including Addenbrookes  in Cambridge and Hinchingbrooke in Huntingdon.


Helpline 01223 216 756  open 8am to 8pm, Monday to Friday.


Helpline  0800 052 1042 open 8am-7pm, 7 days a week for relatives of patients admitted to Critical Care, the Medical Short Stay Unit and Birch Ward.

Letters to loved ones schemes

The email-based schemes aim to keep patients and families and friends connected. NWAFT also offers a postal service.  

Read more about the schemes



For more information about visiting

Share your experiences

How have the changes to services due to the coronavirus pandemic affected you? 

We can share what you tell us with the people who are planning the local and national response to coronavirus.

This will help them protect people in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.

Call 0330 355 1285

Text 0752 0635 176

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How services are changing because of Covid 19

Read our advice and guidance on coronavirus and find out how services are changing to meet people's needs. 

Find out more