Visiting times at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital are being extended.
Details can be found on the Trust website www.rbch.nhs.uk/our_services/wards or from staff on the wards.
Protected mealtimes, aimed at ensuring patients can eat without being interrupted, will still apply. Visitors are politely requested to respect this time unless they are supporting feeding.
The hospital hopes increased flexibility will encourage visitors to use public transport.
The hospital still requests visitors are kept to two-three per patient and that visits are restricted to two-three hours within the allotted time frames where appropriate, so patients have time to rest. Visitors should also ask ward staff if they want to bring in very young children or a large group to celebrate a special occasion.