Updated Maternity visiting

We have reviewed and refreshed our Maternity visiting restrictions.

Please note, the following visiting restrictions are now in place at our hospitals, within maternity:

Before you visit:

  • Handwashing: When visiting someone in hospital, please clean your hands using soap and water. Sinks are available at all entrances to our hospitals and most wards, to enable you to do this. Where there is not a sink, you should be able to use alcohol hand rub instead.
  • Illnesses: If you have a cough, cold, diarrhoea, vomiting or a temperature, you could have an infection and may risk passing this on to our patients. Please do not visit the hospital if you have these symptoms.
  • Face covering: Following the Government’s announcement on Friday (5 June), we are asking all visitors to the Trust to wear an appropriate face covering

Updated guidance:

  • Antenatal ward – Women admitted for an antenatal stay or to commence the Induction of labour process, birth partners can have a pre-arranged two hour visiting slot daily.
  • Postnatal ward – Mothers and babies who need to be transferred for ongoing care or after Caesarian Section, birth partner can stay on the Postnatal ward for two hours after transfer from CDS or theatre OR can go home and revisit on a pre-arranged 2 hour visiting slot daily.​
  • Please note, all visiting slots must be pre-arranged with ward staff.
  • No more than two visitors in a four bedded bay at any one time.
  • All visitors must wear a mask, have their temperature checked and covid questionnaire completed prior to entry to the wards or CDS.
  • Visitors are requested to remain in the woman’s bed space at all times.
  • Please note there is no visiting on day of discharge.​