Our current Women's Hospital / community visiting policy

To protect our women, children and families from rising cases of COVID-19 across Birmingham and Solihull we will be continuing our infection control arrangements for the foreseeable future.

We have had a very challenging year in many respects including the need to place restrictions on the number of people we can have visiting our hospital.

We have had to restrict all visitors, even partners of our women, in many instances in order to protect the families we care for and our staff.

We are now piloting a road map out of these restrictions at our Women's Hospital site only.

We are working with those providing services at other locations in the community, such as GPs and health centres, to resume partner attendance, subject to a negative COVID-19 test, as soon as possible. If you have an appointment in a community setting please assume these remain unaccompanied unless directly instructed otherwise.  

We also unfortuatnely can not offer partner attendance at any our our gynaecology outpatients appointments, we are working with the departments to resume this as soon as possible.

We are still offering the option for your partner to join you virtually via a video call which you can find out more information on here.

Reminder that our services who are currently able welcome your ONE designated birth or support partner are only able to do so if your partner has;

  • no symptoms of COVID-19
  • not been in contact with anyone who has had symptoms in the previous 10 days and;
  • evidence of a negative COVID-19 test taken during the previous 24 hours

Please remember that no children can be brought along to appointments or ward visits.

Please read below for additional information for each designated department.

Visiting and partner attendance at appointments

Please follow the links below to find out more information on visiting our different departments at our hospital.

Maternity Triage Assessment Unit, Delivery Suite and Birth Centre

Postnatal wards

All Antenatal Scans

Maternity Day Assessment Unit, Early Pregnancy Assessment Unit and Antenatal Clinic

Fetal Medicine

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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