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Person Centred Visiting

We understand the importance of encouraging and supporting people to stay connected to the people that matter most in their lives whilst they are in hospital.

In line with the Scottish Government’s ambition to have Person Centred Visiting (PCV) in all hospitals by 2020, NHSGGC are in the process of implementing Person Centred Visiting across our inpatient wards. PCV means that as far as we possibly can, we will work together with patients, family members and staff so our care is in line with the following core principles:

Core principles of person centred visiting


We welcome and encourage the involvement of the people who matter to patients.

Patient Led

We are guided by patients: when the people who matter will visit, how they would like them involved in their care, and when they want to rest.


We work in partnership with the people who matter to patients.


We have no set visiting times.


We respect peoples’ individual needs and act on an individual basis to ensure the safety, privacy and dignity of all patients. This means there may be times when we need to ask people to leave a clinical area temporarily.

This page will host key information and materials so patients, families and staff can find out more about what this means for them.

To find out more, contact Rachel Killick, Lead Clinical Improvement Coordinator - Person Centred Care by emailing or phone 07966 280 611.