Patients can have two visitors join them during visiting hours from 2pm to 4pm and 6pm to 8pm – some wards may differ so please check before visiting. This may be different visitors each visit. Additional visiting for our vulnerable patients will continue and can be arranged by contacting the ward directly.
Unfortunately, children are not yet allowed to visit.
- Wear a face mask when on the ward
- Wash their hands – you must wash your hands, regularly with soap and water or the hand gel provided, especially before and after you leave a ward
- Not visit if they have COVID symptoms
- Not visit if they have tested positive for COVID.
As ever, we ask for one person to contact the ward for updates and share information with family and friends with the permission of the patient. This will help keep our staff free to provide care to your loved one and other patients.
Our visiting policy and restrictions will continue to be reviewed regularly in line with local statistics and national guidance. Any further updates to our visiting policy will be shared on this website page and our social media channels.
Due to ongoing building works, car parking will be limited at both Scunthorpe and Grimsby hospital. Where possible, you are encouraged to consider alternative means of transport.
You can bring one person with you for support to outpatient appointments and when visiting the Emergency Department.
Unfortunately, we ask that you do not bring your children to appointments with you where possible.
Appointments and scans
Partners are able to attend all antenatal scans and appointments at Scunthorpe, Grimsby and Goole hospitals but may be asked to remain outside the building whilst waiting for the appointment.
Please inform your midwife if you test positive or are living with someone else who does.
Unfortunately, we must ask you not to bring your children to your appointments with you where possible.
It is crucial partners do not attend if they have COVID symptoms or if they have tested positive for COVID.
If you’re staying on one of our maternity wards during the antenatal or postnatal period, your main birth partner can now visit you for as long as you wish during the day without booking in advance. Partners are not able to stay overnight.
If you have a second birth partner, they are welcome to join you for labour and delivery. Birth partners must not attend if they have COVID symptoms or if they have tested positive for COVID. For more information, please contact your midwife.
If your child is admitted to hospital, one parent or guardian can remain with them throughout their stay but again, must wear a mask (unless exempt). Parents of children staying with us and babies being cared for in NICU can swap with grandparents if needed during the stay.
Thank you for your understanding.