What is your visiting policy?
Visiting is only currently allowed in exceptional circumstances:
One birth partner can accompany for the labour and birth. Birth partners will then be asked to leave after spending some time together after the birth.
We are no longer allowing partners/family members in antenatal clinics, scans or any other appointments at the antenatal day unit.
I'm pregnant/due to give birth - what are the arrangements?
Due to current circumstances, we are no longer allowing partners/family members in antenatal clinics, scans or any other appointments at the antenatal day unit until further notice. If you are due to come in for one of these appointments, please come alone.
One birth partner will be able to stay in the birthing room after the birth until the mother is settled or transferred to the postnatal ward. The decision of how long partners are able to stay after the birth will be clinically determined and we are applying clinical judgement, alongside sensitivity to this as every case will be different and it is about what the mum needs during this time.
This is a particularly challenging time for us all but please be assured that we will support women and their emotional needs at this time. The safety of women, babies and staff remains our utmost priority.
For more information, please contact your midwife.
Will my appointment still go ahead?
We are reviewing all appointments and will let you know if we need to postpone yours. If you don’t hear from us please attend as planned. We are trying to minimise face-to-face appointments where possible so you may be offered a telephone or video consultation instead.
If I have symptoms can I still come for my appointment?
No. If you are displaying symptoms of Coronavirus, or are self isolating due to somebody you live with having symptoms, then please call us on 03033 306642 to rearrange
Are you treating patients with Coronavirus?
We are treating a number of patients that have been diagnosed with Covid-19. Patients are being cared for in line with national infectious disease guidance. We would like to thank our staff for working tirelessly to ensure we are prepared to care for patients who are diagnosed with COVID-19 as well as all our other patients.
Patient confidentiality is our top priority and we will not be providing a running commentary on those patients affected, who we wish a very speedy recovery.