Limited visiting in maternity department

Date: 04 December 2020

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As a result of high COVID-19 infection rates in the local community, the difficult decision to introduce further visiting measures in the maternity department has been made.

Partners will continue to be able to support and attend labour assessments and during labour. Unfortunately, partners will no longer be able to visit our antenatal or postnatal wards.

One designated visitor will be able to attend the maternity departments on compassionate grounds, if applicable.

These measures will be reviewed on the 17 December following government guidance.

We fully appreciate that this is a difficult situation but we must put these measures in place to protect our patients, staff and community and stop the spread of the virus. We thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

  • Summary:

    As a result of high COVID-19 infection rates in the local community, the difficult decision to introduce further visiting measures in the maternity department has been made.