The following visitor arrangements apply from the 13th February 2023:
- Two visitors, can attend our antenatal, postnatal and coral wards between 11am – 8pm. Visitors can stay for as long as they wish during this time and can swap.
- Service users own children will be able to visit the birth centre, antenatal, postnatal and coral wards between the hours of 4:00pm - 6pm.
- A birthing support partner and one other can be present with the woman throughout labour on the labour ward and birth centre.
- One partner can stay overnight, however, this visitor cannot change during the night and the birth partner staying overnight will be required to adhere to and sign the partner agreement in place.
- If you do not have a birth partner staying overnight, the wards are closed for visiting to birth partners between 10pm – 8am.
- If you have had an elective caesarean both of your birthing partners can take it in turn to stay with you whilst you are in our High Dependency Unit or Recovery area.
- Birthing partners can attend all maternity clinics.
- Partners are able to attend all scans. They will be asked to wait outside the department until their turn, when they will be able to accompany their loved one to their appointment.
- Our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is open 24/7 for both parents, who can be together at the cot side.
Last updated: February 2023