Scan appointments (Covid-19)

When coming to your scan please observe the following guidance:

Antenatal and Scanning services

Partners can accompany mums to any pregnancy scans and hospital clinic appointments. We ask that both the mum and partner follow these terms:

  • Only one adult partner can accompany during the scan (please note: If you attend with children your partner will be asked to wait outside with them, if you attend alone you will be rebooked at a later date).
  • You must arrive no more than 10 minutes prior to scan appointment time. If you arrive too early you may be asked to wait outside due to social distancing measures.
  • You must wait in the area provided until called for your scan. Partners must also wait where requested until called.
  • Ensure you have a mobile phone with you so that you can communicate with the attending partner to join you just prior to going into scan appointment. You will be informed of this process on arrival.
  • When entering the scan room the accompanying adult will be advised where they can sit. They should not move from this area during the scan.
  • Filming or phone use is not permitted during the scan under any circumstances.
  • If you want to find out the sex of your baby, this can be done at the end of the 20 week anomaly scan. The expectant mum will be informed verbally and will not be written down.
  • Failure to adhere to the above principles may result in partners being asked to leave the department and could result in your scan being cancelled.

Please adhere to the following if you are coming to our hospitals for an appointment:

  • You must not be symptomatic of Covid-19: Please do not visit our hospitals if you are symptomatic of Covid-19, you live in a household with someone who is, or you or your household have been told to isolate.
  • Feeling under the weather? 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 are feeling under the weather and delay your visit.
  • Overseas trips: If you have just returned from an overseas trip, please do not come to our hospitals.
  • Face covering: All visitors to the Trust must wear an appropriate face covering – if you cannot for medical reason we will offer you a visor. If you don’t wear a covering we will ask you to leave.

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