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 (Ward 1 & Induction Suite)

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.

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 (from 19 December 2022):

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 visiting. Our corridors must remain clear at all times and visitors will not be able to wait outside the ward areas under any circumstances.

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 (from 19 December 2022):

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.

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 visiting. Our corridors must remain clear at all times and visitors will not be able to wait outside the ward areas under any circumstances.

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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