Going into Hospital
For information about going into hospital in Alderney visit our page on the
'Mignot Memorial Hospital'.
Going into Hospital
We understand that going into hospital can be a worrying experience, especially for those being admitted for the first time, either as a day patient or for a longer inpatient stay. The Health and Social Services Department hope to do all we can to welcome you and make your time with us as pleasant and comfortable as possible.
A booklet 'Admission to the Princess Elizabeth Hospital' [300kb], which is available for download at the bottom of this page, has been produced to help patients understand the procedures involved and to minimise worries. It briefly describes the life of the hospital and how your medical care is provided. It also explains the arrangements you will need to make for going home.
This page, and the booklet, may not have all the answers to your questions and some wards and departments will provide you with additional information leaflets. The nurse in charge of your ward or the doctor will be pleased to help with any information regarding your treatment that you may need.
Visitors should try to avoid mealtimes other than if they need to assist with feeding. Specific times for individual wards are detailed below.
A patient may have a maximum of 3 visitors at a time.
Brock, Carey, Le Marchant, and Giffard Wards 15.00 - 17.00 & 18.30 - 20.00
(N.B. If relatives are helping to feed a patient they can stay during the tea time period, or visit during this period (17.00-18.30) and they can also go in at lunchtime if assisting with feeding the patient)
De Sausmarez Ward 15.00 - 20.00
Loveridge Ward 15.30 - 16.30 & 18.30 - 19.30
Victoria Wing Open visiting at the discretion of the Senior Nurse.
ICU Open visiting at the discretion of the Senior Nurse. (Flowers are not allowed on this ward)
Frossard Ward 14.00 - 19.00
Lighthouse wards (Casquets, Fougere, Hanois) Open visiting as these wards are classed as the patients' homes.
Castel Hospital - Albecq Ward 18.00 - 20.00 every day plus 14.00 - 16.00 at weekends.
The League of Friends of the Princess Elizabeth Hospital is responsible for the running of the Hospital Shop and the Trolley Service which visits each ward every morning. The shop is open from 9.00 am until 6.00 pm each weekday and from 3.00 to 5.00 each Saturday and Sunday afternoon. The range of goods sold in the shop and on the trolley is extensive; it includes newspapers, magazines, sweets, chocolate, crisps and other small snacks and toiletries, as well as stamps, phone cards etc.
There are 3 parking zones on the hospital sites:
- White zones - for all users (including staff)
- Red zones - for visitors/service users only
- Blue zone (short term ½ hour parking)
The hospital provides access and facilities for disabled visitors and wheelchair users at the three main hospital entrances. Visitors who require assistance are asked to report to the Porters Lodge inside the main entrance, where a porter is available to help. Toilet facilities for disabled/ wheelchair users are situated on
- Level 1 main foyer near porters lodge.
- Level 1 next to the children's dental service.
- Level 1 Le Vauquiedor entrance, near the shop.
- Level 2 corridor towards De Sausmarez ward.
- Level 2 Accident & Emergency/outpatients department.
Bus stops are situated at the main hospital entrance.
Bus timetables can be obtained from the Porters Lodge if required. Taxi's can be ordered by the Porters on request.
Bus routes for the PEH can be found online at buses.gg
Document downloadsAdmission to the Princess Elizabeth Hospital updated March 2014
Princess Elizabeth HospitalRue Mignot, St Andrews, Guernsey, GY6 8TW, Channel Islands
Tel: 44 1481 725241