A nominated birth partner will be able to visit the mum to be/ new mum & baby for one hour a day. This visiting slot will be by appointment only in order to control the number of visitors on the ward and maintain social distancing, ensuring the safety of all mothers, babies and staff. This relates strictly to birth partners only, who accompanied during labour, no siblings will be permitted on the ward.
Women can book their visiting appointment with the midwife on the ward.
We are only able to have one visitor in the 4-6 bedded bays & no more than 4 visitors on the ward at any given time.
On the day a woman is being discharged, there will be no visiting slot allocated for that day.
The nominated birth partner must wear a mask as they enter the hospital grounds and throughout their visit on the ward in line with government guidance.
Birth partner temperatures will be taken on arrival of their allocated slot, if 37.8 or above they will not be given access to the ward and will be advised accordingly.
The nominated birth partner must stay in the mothers allotted bed space only and must leave after their allotted time to allow for the next appointment blocks.
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