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Here you will find useful information if you are visiting one of our sites. 

We have additional information if you are visiting a patient and ask all visitors to observe hand hygiene at our sites.

Note to visitors - Coronavirus (COVID-19)

As part of our continued actions to protect the community regarding COVID-19 and keep the hospital running, we would respectfully request you to consider the changes we have made to members of the public visiting patients in the Trust

  • Visits to all adult inpatient wards at Derriford Hospital are suspended with the exception of visiting for patients at the end of life and for parents and carers in women’s and children’s areas
  • Single birthing partner will be able to stay during your time on central delivery suite. 
  • One nominated individual per patient will be allocated a 2-hour time slot to see women who have given birth in our postnatal ward
  • For women being induced, when social distancing allows, a nominated individual will be able to stay with them during the daytime
  • A nominated individual is now able to attend the anomaly scan (18-20 weeks gestation) with expectant mothers
  • In paediatrics and on our neonatal unit, both parents/guardians will be permitted to visit their child together.

For details about each change (and exceptions) can be found here.

All scans are now being undertaken on the UHP site. It is intended that once sonography establishment increases, UHP will resume growth scan schedules in accordance with Saving Babies Lives. In order to continue to keep footfall to a minimum and to allow for social distancing in the waiting areas, women are still being asked to attend for scans and clinic appointments alone (with the exception of the 20 week anomaly scan).

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