Women's Hospital visiting

Please click on the wards or units below to see the current visiting arrangements:

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

Vistiors 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 and 4 (Maternity)

maternity ward

Wards 1, 3 and 4 are our maternity wards. You'll be taken up to these wards with your baby after you have given birth and will stay until you are ready to go home, usually within one or two days.

Visiting:

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

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

Ward 5 (Transitional Care)

Transitional Care is a ward dedicated to the support of families where the baby has additional medical needs including preterm and small babies. The wards helps bring mothers and babies a step closer to going home, it is available to all families who have a baby on NICU.

Visiting:

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

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

Ward 7 and 8 (Gynaecology)

Gynaecology

Wards 7 and 8 are where you will stay when you are in for a gynaecological procedure or treatment.

Visiting times:

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)

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