Note to visitors - Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Maternity visiting - (updated May 2022)

We welcome 1 person accompanying women and pregnant persons requiring support through antenatal clinics, scan attendances, triage and for the start of induction of labour. 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 after birth, partners can visit 08:00 to 20:00 and a maximum of 3 people (partner/family/friends) per bed space between 16:00 to 19:00. No children are to attend at this current time. All support partners and visitors are required to wear face coverings when in the hospital, unless exempt.

We no longer expect evidence of a negative test before allowing access to maternity or neonatal units, however we kindly request that any support person who has symptoms of COVID-19 or has COVID-19, does not attend maternity or neonatal settings and encourage women to consider an alternative support person who could accompany her if this is the case.


Paediatrics areas

For outpatients, one parent or guardian will be allowed to attend, with the ability to allow two (from a family bubble) if appropriate in discussion with the consultant.

In the Children’s Assessment Unit, one parent or guardian will be permitted, unless there are exceptional circumstances.

When a child is admitted, one parent or guardian can be in attendance. A second parent/ carer will be offered a flexible hour slot to visit.

Welcome to our Maternity Service

As exciting as pregnancy is, there are many decisions to make and questions to answer. 

We have designed this website to help you and your family have the best possible experience of our service at this very special time.

There are opportunities throughout the site to meet some of the team and see videos and photos of the department. 

Why not start with my colleague Cayleigh giving you a tour of the unit?

As you explore the site further we very much hope that it will support the care being provided to you antenatally in both answering questions and familiarising you with the department. 

Nearly 5000 babies are delivered with us every year. We are incredibly proud of our service and absolutely committed to its continual development Image of a play button

If you would like to contact me with any suggestions or feedback please email me at

Kindest Regards,
Charlotte Wilton
Head of Midwifery/Head of Nursing for Women's and Children's Services

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Temporary traffic lights outside the maternity entrance

Please note that from Wednesday, 6th July and for 8 weeks, there will be temporary two-way traffic lights outside our maternity entrance to allow for roadworks to be carried out. This might slow down access to the carpark outside our maternity department and create some congestion around the site at peak times. Please allow extra time for travel if you are visiting this area and consider using other carparks, if you are able.

Maternity Line

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.

Your experience

Your experience is important to us, please contact me with your feedback:
Charlotte Wilton
Head of Midwifery/Head of Nursing for Women's and Children's Services