Attending our Maternity Department during COVID-19 outbreak
Please nominate a single birthing partner to be with you during your stay - they will
have open visiting.
- We have reduced visiting times to 2pm – 4pm only.
- Please limit visits to one person per patient and for no longer than one hour
- We ask that siblings and children under the age of 16 do not attend the hospital to visit.
- Upon entering the wards, you will be directed to wash your hands thoroughly for 20 seconds. We would ask you to do the same on leaving the ward.
• a high temperature
• a new continuous cough
must not visit and should stay at home for 7 days.
Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.
You do not need to contact NHS 111 to tell them you’re staying at home.
For further information about the virus and how to protect yourself: NHS.UK/coronavirus
Argyll ward is a 27 bedded antenatal and postnatal ward on Level 7 of the Maternity Unit. It is staffed by Registered Midwives and Maternity Care Assistants. There are a variety of room layouts with 4-bedded, two bedded and single bedded rooms. The use of single rooms tends to be dictated by clinical need.
The Maternity Care Assistants complete specific training to be able to support you, your baby and the midwifery staff. This may mean that it feels as though you are not being seen by a midwife – a midwife does however oversee and supervise all of your care. All staff are qualified to give support with feeding your baby.
To receive medication when you need it we encourage you to keep your medication in your locked bedside cabinet designated for this purpose. This is particularly helpful to you when needing pain relief or when continuing regular medication you would take at home.
Friends and family are able to visit between 4pm and 7pm. Your partner and your children can visit at anytime although late at night the privacy of other patients needs to be respected.
Staff will regularly ask you if there is anything you need to be more comfortable. We have a housekeeper and domestic staff who will try and ensure the food is to your liking and that you have regular hot drinks.
The Maternity Line number is 01752 430200.
The Maternity Line is for all calls related to pregnancy from 20 weeks gestation, labour and newborn babies.
Before 20 weeks gestation the GP should be contacted
If it is an emergency, 999 should be called.