Visiting restrictions eased in maternity services

From today (Monday 12 April) partners will be able to attend for antenatal scans and appointments at Scunthorpe, Grimsby and Goole hospitals.

Jane Warner, Head of Midwifery, said: “We are very pleased to announce that we can now ease restrictions in our maternity services to enable partners to attend for all scans and antenatal clinic appointments.

“We know just how difficult it has been for new parents during the pandemic, but as numbers of COVID-19 cases in our hospitals and communities are continuing to fall, we are now able to ease restrictions on these appointments.”

It is strongly advised that partners take a lateral flow test 24 hours before the visit, and if they are feeling unwell or experiencing symptoms of coronavirus they should not attend.

No changes are being made to the current visiting arrangements for the birth, which is that birth partners are welcome to visit from when the woman is in established labour, during the birth and up to six hours after the birth.

All other visiting restrictions on wards, remain in place. Visiting wards is currently only allowed in exceptional circumstances: where the patient is at the end of their life, is vulnerable due to admission-related anxiety or has communication difficulties, learning disabilities or dementia.

To help keep everyone safe:

No children can attend
A face covering must be worn at all times and we ask that everyone follows the social distancing measures in place
Please arrive at the appointment time, not early