Maternity Visiting Arrangements
It is our priority to ensure that all pregnant women having their maternity care with us at the hospital or in the community continue to receive safe and personalised care.
Antenatal / Postnatal Appointments
ONE adult is welcome to attend appointments with a pregnant woman/person. Where other provision for a child cannot be made, they may be brought to appointments, however children are strictly NOT permitted to attend any SCANS.
Labour and Birth
ONE or TWO adults are welcome to support a birthing woman/person throughout labour and birth and until transfer to the postnatal ward, except when transferred to theatre when only one person can stay with the woman.
Induction of labour and Elective C-section
ONE adult is welcome to support a birthing woman/person on admission for Induction of labour, staying for a 2-hour settling in period and then normal visiting.
ONE adult is welcome to support a birthing woman/person on admission for Elective C-Section, staying until transfer to theatre and then normal visiting.
ONE adult is welcome to attend between 10am – 8pm to support the mother and baby.
ONE additional person may visit between 2 – 4pm and 6 – 8pm, however no change of person within the 2 hours. This includes ONE SIBLING of the baby under adult supervision. If more than one sibling wishes to visit, this will require prior arrangement with the midwife in charge on the ward.
TWO visitors are permitted at the bedside at any given time, unless by prior arrangement (see above).
We are sorry but we cannot accommodate overnight stays on antenatal/postnatal wards for partners.