Media Release

Visiting restrictions eased at QEH

Visiting restrictions are being further relaxed at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn.

From today (Wednesday 21 December 2022), open visiting is permitted across all areas between 10am and 8pm daily. 

Patients will continue to be allowed up to two visitors at any one time and booking will no longer be necessary for visits.

Patients attending an outpatient appointment may bring along one other person to their appointment.

The Trust hopes this decision will bring flexibility for both visitors and carers to ensure patients receive both physical and emotional care for positive wellbeing and patient experience.

Recommendations and rules will remain in place at the hospital to help keep people safe from COVID-19 and other infectious viruses.

All visitors must continue to wear facemasks while on wards, and in other areas where they are interacting with patients and will be required to continue adequate hand hygiene practices on arrival and departure from the hospital, as well as entry and exit from wards and other clinical areas.

Alice Webster, Acting CEO at QEH said: “We know how important visiting is for our patient’s recovery so it’s fantastic news that we are able to further relax our visiting restrictions to allow longer visiting hours, especially with the Christmas period just around the corner.”

Please do not visit any hospital or healthcare facility if you have any symptoms of COVID-19, are a close contact of someone who is confirmed COVID-19 or if you have symptoms of diarrhoea and/or vomiting within 48 hours of the planned visit.

Full details can be found on our website.


For further information, please contact Communications Team, or 01553 613216.

Notes to editors:

Ward numbers can be viewed here.

Clinics numbers can be viewed here.

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