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.
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 (Ward 1 & Induction Suite)
- One chosen adult is permitted to visit 24 hours per day.
- One sibling can attend with the chosen adult between the hours 3pm – 4.30pm and 6.30pm - 7.30pm.
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.
A partner or support person may accompany throughout, provided they have no symptoms of COVID or other infections.
Please be aware, that partners and children are not allowed to attend the GTT clinic alongside patients. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
A partner or support person may accompany throughout, provided they have no symptoms of COVID or other infections, without the need for any testing.
For all appointments, a partner or support person may accompany you throughout.
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 chosen adult (birth partner) is welcome to visit between 8am and 7pm. One child (sibling) can attend with the chosen adult (birth partner), however there is a maximum of one chosen adult (birth partner) and one child (sibling) at any one time.
When having an induction of labour or early labour admission to Ward One, the chosen adult (birth partner) is welcome to visit or be present at all times to support.
Between 3pm and 4pm and 6pm and 7pm, a maximum of two visitors or support people to a bed (either 2 adults or one adult and one sibling).
With regret, we are unable to provide waiting areas, therefore please consider this when pre-planning your visit. Our corridors must remain clear at all times and visitors will not be able to wait outside the ward areas under any circumstances.
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)
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.