Patients at Broadmoor benefit greatly from keeping in touch with their families and friends when they are in hospital, including children. It’s also really important for children too to spend quality time with their relatives and understand that they are safe and being looked after in hospital.
Staff focus on ensuring both the safety and wellbeing of children (that’s anyone under 18) and safe and enjoyable interaction between our patients and their younger visitors.
If the patient’s clinical team thinks that a visit might be possible, we will ask for consent from the child’s parent/s or adult with parental responsibility.
We need to hear the child’s views as well, to help decide whether the visit is in the best interests of the child. This information will be gathered by a children and families social worker in your area who will come to visit you.