Visiting hours for George Eliot Hospital Maternity Services
Your birth partner can now visit you on Drayton Ward from 2-7pm – this is for antenatal and postnatal women.
Women who are being induced – your birth partner is able to attend the ward with you on the morning of your induction and is able to stay with you until 7pm.
Please be assured that if you are in the early stages of labour outside of these hours, your birth partner will be contacted to support you on the ward.
One birth partner has always been able to support you on delivery suite and this remains the same.
A mask is compulsory for visitors at all times, and details must be provided for NHS track and trace.
Your birth partner will be required to remain in a designated floor space area at the bedside throughout their time on the ward.
Please do not attend if you have any symptoms of Covid-19.
We are sorry but children are still unable to visit the maternity unit.
This guidance is subject to change in line with local and national guidance.
From Wednesday 11th November women attending for 12 and 20 week scans continue to be able to bring 1 adult with them.
Due to national restrictions this person must be from your own household. Your chosen adult will be asked health questions and will be required to submit their information for track and trace purposes.
You both will be health screened upon arrival. Visitors with a high temperature or suspicion of COVID-19 infection from the health screening questions will be asked to leave the Trust's premises and to self isolate at home.
The Visitor will be requested to wait downstairs in the hospital foyer until the woman is called into her scan appointment, at which time the visitor will be contacted by mobile and requested to attend the scan room on the first floor
Unfortunately there will be no visitors allowed to attend any other scans at this stage, however we are looking to support this in the near future.
We understand that that this may be difficult for women who have had to miss out on this opportunity, having had their scans already etc, that we are working really hard to implement inclusion of birth partners as safely as possible with the constraints of the physical building and working within local and national infection control policies during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Guidance for people visiting the Special Care Baby Unit
We appreciate that you may find the following necessary actions difficult; however they have been put into place to protect your baby.
Only parents are currently able to attend the Unit. No other family members, siblings or friends are able to visit at this time.
One parent is able to be with their baby for an unrestricted period of time each day.
The second parent is able to be present during an allocated 4 hour slot. These time slots are:
Please let nursing staff know which slot you would like each day before leaving. Nurses will monitor this to ensure fairness, but also to maintain social distancing between cot-spaces. At the end of the time period, the second parent will need to leave the unit. Please minimise the number of times you leave the unit.
When twins are admitted, each parent may be with one baby each day, with no changeover between baby and parent