Visiting someone who has cancer

Current visiting arrangements are:

  • Patients can have up to 2 visitors a day. Carers do not count as one of the two visitors and it will be at the wards discretion to allow flexibility if circumstances warrant it. Please speak to the Nurse in charge on the ward to discuss this.
  • Visiting is welcomed between 8am and 8pm, 7 days a week and there is no time limit on each visit.
  • Visitors do not have to make an appointment to visit.
  • Visitors do not have to provide proof of a negative lateral flow test although it is still recommended that they do one if possible.

Visitors to clinical areas and wards are asked to wear a mask. Free masks are available at our entrances or on wards if you need one.

  • Visitors must wash their hands on entry/exit to the hospital and ward
  • It is strongly recommended that only those who are fully vaccinated should visit.
  • Visitors with symptoms of Covid/respiratory illness or diarrhoea and vomiting are not permitted to visit.
  • Patients will be asked not to stray from the bedspace of the person they are visiting unless absolutely necessary.

Some of our outpatient areas are very busy and space is constrained so people accompanying a patient may be asked to wait outside the waiting room, however they will be able to join the patient for the appointment consultation. We currently cannot accommodate visiting in Day Case Unit due to space constraints.

Will I have to wear a face covering or mask?

Yes, visitors and staff will be required to wear a facemask. Masks will be freely available at entrances and on wards/departments for anyone who doesn’t have one with them.

Helping you keep in touch with your loved ones in hospital

We understand this is a difficult situation and you want to be close to your loved ones when they are in hospital therefore anyone who wishes to communicate with their relative via an alternative method, such as mobile phone/face time/Skype is welcome to do so. We have free internet access across the Trust for patients to use. We have also provided phones and ipads on all wards for patients to use if the patient doesn’t have their own device.

Contacting the wards by phone:

Each ward has a direct telephone number:

Ward 2 – 0114 226 5307/0114 226 5308
Ward 3 – 0114 226 5304/0114 226 5305
Weston Park Assessment Unit – 0114 226 5333
Teenage Cancer Unit – 0114 226 5728

How to find us

Weston Park Cancer Centre, Whitham Road, Sheffield S10 2SJ

Weston Park Cancer Centre is about a 25 minute walk from Sheffield city centre. Whilst we do have some car parking spaces available at the Centre at busy times it can be difficult to park and so if possible we recommend public transport is the best way to travel to Weston Park Cancer Centre.

We provide clinics and services on several sites so check your appointment letter for the address of the site you need to visit.

We are well served by a number of bus services and close to the tram route. Use Travel South Yorkshire’s www.travelsouthyorkshire.com  to plan your journey from anywhere in the UK to the Centre.

Click here to find out more about Getting to Weston Park Cancer Centre. 

Flowers

Please do not bring fresh flowers and potted plants into the hospital as our patients are more prone to infection. If you want to buy flowers, please send these to your friend or relative’s home instead after discharge.

Smokefree site

Weston Park Cancer Centre is proud to be a smokefree site. This means patients, visitors and staff cannot smoke in our buildings or on our grounds (vaping is permitted to support those using it as an aid to quit smoking tobacco). As a leading expert in cancer care, we also support anyone visiting or working in our hospital who wants to stop smoking.  Contact Yorkshire Smokefree  for support to quit smoking:

0800 6120011 (free from landlines)

0330 6601166 (free from most mobiles)

Refreshments

Refreshments are available at the ground floor WRVS snack bar, which sells hot and cold drinks, snacks and confectionary. 

The Dining Room on the 2nd Floor is also open at the following times:

Lunch: 1.00 pm - 1.45 pm

Afternoon Tea: 2.30 pm - 4.30 pm

Evening Meals: 5.30 pm - 7.30 pm

WiFi access & additional facilities

Free guest Wi-Fi wireless internet access is available to all our patients, staff and visitors. The WiFi network is called "Guest-WiFi". To use the WiFi, please read and accept the terms and conditions when prompted by your device.

Please note we are unable to provide technical support for patient and visitor devices. For troubleshooting support visit https://www.sth.nhs.uk/visitors/wi-fi.

Telephones

Telephones are available on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th floors as well as the ground floor reception area. All phones have been adapted so they can be used by people wearing hearing aids.

HBS Radio

Hospital broadcasting services broadcasts to the hospital community 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. To request a record dial *800 free on your Patientline phone, extension 12719 from an internal telephone or (0114) 2712719 from anywhere else.

Trolley visits

Trolley visits take place on each ward every day selling magazines, newspapers, snacks, drinks, toiletries and stamps.

Scented Garden

A Scented Garden stimulates the senses and provides a relaxing environment for patients and visitors. The garden can be reached by going out through the conservatory from the Main Reception area on the ground floor.