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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)
Maternity visiting - (updated September 2022)
We welcome up to 2 people accompanying women and pregnant persons requiring support through antenatal clinics, triage and for the start of induction of labour. For ultrasound scan appointments, we ask that you are accompanied by one adult support person. In line with most hospitals, children are not permitted in the scan room. Once in a room on the labour ward, 2 support partners are welcome to join you again for the duration of your time there.
On the wards, if requiring a hospital stay before or after birth, a partner or support person can visit 08.00 to 20.00 and we would ask for a maximum of 3 people (partner/family/friends/siblings) per bedspace between 16.00 and19.00. Our staff would be happy to contact a partner or support person if additional support is required outside of these times. All support partners and visitors are welcome to continue wearing face coverings should they wish when in hospital, but this is no longer a requirement.
We no longer require evidence of a negative test before welcoming you to the maternity or neonatal department. We would however kindly request that any support person who has symptoms of or has confirmed COVID-19, does not attend the maternity or neonatal settings and we would encourage women and pregnant people to consider an alternative support person who could accompany them at this time.