Important message - our current visiting policy

Following national guidance and risk assesments carried out across our Trust we are now able to welcome more visitors on our sites. 

In order to protect our vulnerable patients, families and staff it remains important you do not visit if you are COVID positive or feel unwell, especially if you have a high temperature or a new, persistent cough.

With COVID-19 infection rates high in the community we ask everyone who is able to to wear a mask at all times when on site.

At our Children's Hospital

For inpatients, two family members, which now includes sibling children, may visit together between the hours of 8am and 8pm. This applies across all areas of the hospital, including at our Parkview Clinic.

Before you do visit it's important you are aware of our latest policy. Read more about visiting our wards via the link below.

For outpatient attendances a maximum of two adult family members or carers may accompany the patient for the appointment.

Only one parent/carer should accompany a child in our Emergency Department.

We understand that there will be exceptional circumstances in some cases. Please speak to the person or team leading your child's care about what can be safely done. This must be by prior agreement.

Read more about our Children's Hospital wards

At our Women's Hospital

Elective caesarean and procedures requiring an anaesthetic
One partner/support person will be able to join a woman for this part of her care. Women will be asked to have a COVID-19 PCR test (that is tested in our laboratory), with the partner being asked to take a Lateral Flow test, both will be provided by the hospital – this will be explained to you at the pre-attendance or pre-op appointment.

Induction of labour
Women may be accompanied by up to two named birth partners.

Delivery Suite/Birth Centre – emergency or labour attendance
Two birth partners may accompany women when they are in a birthing room. This is usually when they are in established labour or when induction of labour is progressing.

Outpatients
A partner or support person may accompany throughout, provided they have no symptoms of COVID or other infections.

Gynaecology Outpatients
A partner or support person may accompany throughout, provided they have no symptoms of COVID or other infections, without the need for any testing.

Fertility
For all appointments a partner or support person may accompany throughout.

Neonatal
Visitors of parents and grandparents are allowed onto our Neonatal Unit ( a maximum of two to a cot at any one time). 

Parents/grandparents on our Neonatal Unit will no longer be required to take a test however are asked not to attend if they have symptoms of Covid-19. Lateral flow tests will be available on the Neonatal Unit if the need arises.


Wards 1, 3, 4 (maternity) and 5 (Transitional Care)

One adult is permitted to visit between 8am-7.30pm.

Then one adult and one sibling can visit between 3pm - 4.30pm and 6.30pm and 7.30pm.

Wards 7 and 8 (gynaecology)

One adult (same person) is permitted to visit between 2pm-5.30pm and 6pm-8pm.

On ward 8 between 2pm - 5pm and 6pm-8pm there can be two visitors to a bed (one of these can be a child)

Read more about our Women's Hospital wards

At Forward Thinking Birmingham visiting (Community Mental Health)

For inpatients, two adults may visit together during daylight hours. Siblings and other children will not be able to visit at any time.

For outpatient attendances a maximum of two designated family members or carers may accompany the patient for the appointment.

We understand that there will be exceptional circumstances in some cases. Please speak to the person or team leading a patient's care about what can be safely done. This must be by prior agreement.

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