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Visiting information for parents, carers and other visitors

What's New

24/04/2021 Updated Covid-19 visiting restrictions now mean that brothers and sisters can visit their siblings in hospital accompanied by a parent or carer.

It is important that your child or young person has the support of a parent or carer at all times whilst they are a patient in hospital. We don't consider the designated parent or carer to be a visitor.

See Directions and Parking for information on how to get to the hospital and where to park. The Hospital Level Guide will tell you which level of the hospital wards are located on. 

If you need directions in and around Royal Hospital for Children please ask - our friendly volunteers are there to help you find your way around. There is an information desk at the main entrance if more assistance is needed. And remember - NHSGGC Health Board has a smoke-free policy that means smoking is not permitted anywhere within the hospital grounds. 

Please respect the privacy of others and only visit your child. If you are not visiting a child, you need an appointment with the department you wish to visit. 

Keeping patients safe from infection
Preventing and controlling infection in hospitals is very important. Please don't visit if you or someone in your family is unwell, and observe the rules on hand hygiene and use of face coverings in the hospital.
Food and facilities

You can use our A-Z of Facilities guide to find out more about food outlets and other facilities available to you while you are visiting the hospital.

Sending a letter or a gift to a child in hospital

Please address it to: 

Child's Name (patient) 
Ward number
Royal Hospital for Children
1345 Govan Road
Glasgow, G51 4TF

If you do not know which ward the child is on, please phone (0141) 2010000 to find out. 

Editorial Information

Last reviewed: 08 November 2022

Next review: 30 November 2024