Hospital visiting times

Western Isles Hospital, Stornoway

Visiting times in the Western Isles Hospital are from 2.30pm to 5pm and 6pm to 8pm except for the Protected Mealtimes (see below). There is a quiet hour until 2.15pm so that patients can sleep and relax after their lunch. Between 5pm and 6pm is also a Protected Mealtime. Visitors are discouraged from visiting in the mornings due to clinical workload and to give a period of rest after ward rounds.

(In Clisham Ward, Western Isles Hospital, visiting times are open with the exception of the Protected Mealtimes below).

Ospadal Uibhist agus Bharraigh (Uist and Barra Hospital), Benbecula

Visiting times in Uist and Barra Hospital are open apart from Protected Mealtimes (see below). There is a quiet time between 1pm and 2.30pm so that patients can rest after lunch. Visitors should check with nursing staff if it is suitable to visit in the morning.

St Brendan's, Barra

St Brendan's Hospital is open to visitors throughout the day, with the exception of Protected Mealtimes: 8.30am - 9.15am, 12noon - 2pm and 5.30pm - 6.15pm.

Protected Mealtimes

NHS Western Isles has made a commitment to protect patients' mealtimes from unnecessary and avoidable interruptions to enable staff to provide patients with support and assistance with meals - placing the patients' mealtimes as a priority in their day.

The Protected Mealtimes Policy applies to both visitors and staff. Visitors should avoid visiting friends and relatives during these times, unless they are giving assistance with feeding.


  Med 1 Med 2 Erisort Clisham APU

8-9, 12 - 1

12 - 1 12 - 1 1.30 - 1.30 12.15 - 1.15
Evening Meal 5 - 6 5 - 6 4.45 - 5.45 4.30 - 6.30 5.15 - 6.15
  Surgical Maternity OUAB St Brendans
Lunch 12 - 1 12.30 - 2.30 12.30 - 1 12 - 1
Evening Meal 5 - 6 5 - 6 5.30 - 6 4.30 - 6