Information for Carers & Visitors

Bierley (262)

At Cygnet Hospital Bierley we recognise that it is important for service users to keep in contact with their relations and friends.

What to expect on arrival

Once at the Main Entrance visitors will need to buzz on the intercom system to gain entry to the hospital. The receptionist will ask who you are visiting and ask you to sign in the visitors book and take a seat. The ward will be contacted on your behalf via reception, a staff member from that ward will greet you in reception and from here take you to an allocated visitors room which may be on or off the ward. Visitors are not allowed in patients’ bedrooms. Visits are supervised by a member of our nursing team.

Visiting Times

Visiting times are determined by each ward, telephone 01274 686767 for more information. A maximum of two persons are allowed to visit a patient, visits must be booked 24 hours in advance. Service user agreement must take place prior to visits being granted. Visits will go ahead at the discretion of the Nurse in charge.

You may find it easier to ring the ward where your relative or friend is staying directly, these are the direct numbers for each of the wards:

  • Shelley 01274 470104
  • Bronte 01274 470103
  • Bowling 01274 470101
  • Denholme 01274 470102

If the phone isn’t answered, it may be that the other phone line is in use, please try ringing via Reception on 01274 686767.

Children

Before a child visit takes place the ward attached Therapeutic Social Worker is required to liaise with the family (by telephone, visit or letter) and if necessary with the Care Co-ordinator and the referring team.

A short assessment (verbal or written) ought to be provided for the members of the MDT in order to reach a final decision regarding the visit.

Children under the age of 16 may visit only when accompanied by an adult (who is a non-patient). Visits by children are to take place off the ward, the nurse in charge will allocate a safe room.

Parking

There are designated car parking spaces for visitors to Cygnet Hospital Bierley, these spaces are at the front of the building close to our main entrance. Disabled bays are also available. Parking in this car park is free of charge.

Places to Stay

Cedar Court Leeds / Bradford
Mayo Avenue
Rooley Lane
Bradford
BD5 8HW
Tel: 0845 4090418
www.cedarcourthotels.co.uk

Premier Inn
Wakefield Road
Drighlington
Leeds
West Yorkshire
BD11 1EA
T: 0871 527 8580

What not to bring

To ensure the safety of our service users, visitors and staff, Cygnet Hospital Bierley operates a list of contraband items which are not allowed on the unit. Please do not bring any of the items on the list below to the unit. You will be asked when signing in if you have any of these items. Staff may ask to search your bags before entry to the unit.

  • ALKALINE BATTERIES
  • ALCOHOL
  • AEROSOLS
  • ANY ADHESIVE TAPE
  • ANY SHARP INSTRUMENTS OR TOOLS
  • ANIMALS
  • BLUE TAK
  • CHEWING GUM
  • CANS OF DRINKS
  • HIGH CAFFEINE DRINKS EG BOOST OR RED BULL
  • CUTLERY
  • GLASS BOTTLES OF ANY DESCRIPTION
  • CARRIER BAGS
  • CAMERAS
  • DETERGENTS
  • FIREARMS (inc replicas)
  • KNIVES OF ANY SORT
  • LIGHTERS/MATCHES
  • MOBILE PHONES/ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT
  • MANICURE SETS
  • NAIL FILES
  • MEDICINES
  • ILLICIT DRUGS
  • SOLVENTS
  • PORNOGRAPHIC MATERIAL
  • RAZOR BLADES/DISPOSABLE RAZORS
  • PHOTOGRAPHIC EQUIPMENT
  • UMBRELLAS
  • WIRES, STRONG ROPES OR CORDS, etc.,