General information

Meal times

Breakfast from 8am Lunch 12.30pm Tea 5.30pm. Tea, coffee and snacks are served regularly throughout the day and are always available on request. Also, a variety of drinks and snacks are available for you to help yourself to in the dining area.

Visiting times

Visiting times are from 3pm – 5pm and 6.30pm - 8pm. However, if this is inconvenient for your family or friends please notify your Named Nurse or another member of staff to make alternative arrangements.

Children are welcome.

Visitors may be asked to move to another area during their visit because of other things going on and we would appreciate your co-operation if this occurs.


It is advisable not to bring cash or valuables into Beech Unit (other than a small amount of pocket money if desired). If valuables are brought in, they can be placed in the safe and a receipt will be issued.

We cannot accept liability for any loss or damage to anything you bring in unless it has been handed over for safe keeping and a receipt obtained.


Personal laundry is done at Beech Unit unless your family or friends prefer to take it away and do it themselves. All items need to be clearly marked with your name and must be machine washable. We can also help you to do your own laundry.


In common with the whole of the NHS, we operate a no-smoking policy. People can smoke in designated areas but visitors and staff are not permitted to smoke anywhere on NHS property.