September 2020

Visiting restrictions

Ultrasound scans

  • One birthing partner can attend 12 and 20 week scans
  • Please note visiting restrictions for Antenatal appointments, including EPAS scans, remain unchanged

 The Delivery Suite

  • One birth partner can attend and will be given a visiting wristband

Antenatal and Postnatal Wards

  • Women can be accompanied by the same one birthing partner for induction of labour and or latent phase of labour to offer support (providing a side room is available).
  • Visiting to our wards will be staggered and must be booked in advance
  • Antenatal Ward 10.00hrs-12.00hrs
  • Postnatal Ward 13.00hrs -15.00rs
  • One birthing partner may visit the ward for one hour between the allocated times
  • Under current Coronavirus (COVID-19) guidelines, children are not able to visit

Please note visiting restrictions for Antenatal appointments remain unchanged

Neonatal Unit

  • Mothers, who have been discharged home, and a named partner may continue to visit independently, following the current guideline of one visit per day (with no time restriction) and one visitor per bed space at any one time
  • In addition, mother and partner will now be able to visit together for one hour (with allocated times)

Fertility Services

  • Scan and Nurse appointments:
  • The partner can attend the pregnancy reassurance scan and the following Nurse consultation
  • The partner must attend the Nurse consultation following baseline and day 11 scan to have a covid-19 swab
  • Recovery:
  • The partner or a nominated person may accompany the patient to the recovery area on the day of egg collection if they have had a negative covid-19 swab result at day 11 scan
  • Embryo transfer:
  • The partner may accompany the patient to the consultation with the Embryologist prior to transfer
  • The partner may accompany the patient to the procedure room for embryo transfer if they have had a negative covid-19 swab at the day 11 scan for both fresh and frozen transfers

When you visit, please make sure you:

  • Have a booked time to visit the ward/Neonatal unit. Your visiting time will be given to you upon admission. Please stick to the agreed timings.
  • Wear a face covering. This will be provided to you on arrival at the hospital
  • Observe social distancing at all times and wash/sanitise your hands regularly
  • Do not visit if you have COVID-19 symptoms, including: high temperature, a new continuous cough, loss or change in sense of smell, loss or change in sense of taste

 All other visiting restrictions remain in place until further notice