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Maternity Visiting Times (updated August 2022)

Visiting at George Eliot Hospital

COVID-19 Advice

Please follow COVID-19 Government guidance.

You will be asked to complete a health questionnaire when you visit Drayton Ward or Delivery Suite only. If you are attending our Maternity Assessment Unit, Triage or Antenatal appointments you do not need to complete a health questionnaire. 

Please do not visit for an appointment if you have COVID-19. 

Maternity Wing stock 2016

Getting here

Our address

George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust, College Street, Nuneaton CV10 7DJ

The Maternity Unit is accessed via our Heath End Road entrance.

Getting around the Maternity Unit

Labour suite - Ground floor          

Special Care Baby Unit - Ground floor

Drayton Ward - Second floor       

Assessment Unit - First floor

Antenatal Clinic - First floor

Parking

From the A444 turn left into Heath End Road and drive into our Maternity Unit car park. Upon leaving, enter your registration number into one of the pay machines located in the car parks or the main entrance to the hospital. Pay only for the time you have spent in the car park. If you have any problems, press the help button on the pay machines or barriers.

The Trust has access to interpreting and translation services. If you need this information in another language or format please contact 024 7686 5550 and we will do our best to meet your needs.

Car Parking Information

Scans Appointments and Antenatal Clinic Appointments

One person is permitted to attend all scan appointments and antenatal clinic appointments. Children are not permitted to attend scan or antenatal clinic appointments.

Maternity Assessment Unit and Triage

One person is permitted to attend in these areas. Children are not permitted to attend these areas.

Delivery Suite

One named birth partner and one essential additional visitor will be permitted for those in labour. Children will not be permitted on to delivery suite. Out of hours visits to Maternity Assessment Unit are treated on the delivery suite and women may be accompanied by one person.

Drayton Ward  

Partners are permitted between 8.00am - 20.00. 

One additional visitor may visit between 14.00 - 16.00pm. 

Brothers and sisters of the new baby are welcome between 14:00- 16:00. They should remain at the bed space and be supervised by an appropriate adult at all times

It is recommended that visitors to the ward continue to wear face masks, excluding children, in the clinical areas. 

Movement around the ward area should be limited and please social distance where possible.

Note

Individual circumstances will be considered. If you require any additional support or information, please send a message to us via Facebook or contact us via telephone

Visiting the Special Care Baby Unit 

COVID-19

Parents, siblings, nominated visitor or carers who are:

  • Symptomatic of Covid-19
  • Asymptomatic but living in a household with a symptomatic or positive household member
  • Confirmed Covid-19 by testing

Are NOT allowed to attend SCBU until the recommended isolation periods are completed and are asymptomatic

Visiting

Both parents can attend SCBU together unrestricted, providing they are well and deemed safe to enter SCBU at their health questionnaire check. 

Parent/visitors contract of agreement to be signed by parents and filed in the baby’s notes

One nominated additional adult visitor can attend as a person of support

Siblings can attend between the hours of 14:00 and 19:00 if they are well, no temperature/ coughs/colds/flu like symptoms or symptoms of COVID-19. Siblings must adhere to strict hand washing and a face mask is encouraged if the child is over 5 years old.

Social carers allocated by Children’s services are able to attend as required

Parents may be asked to leave if:

  • The unit workload means adequate distancing is not possible, and the nursery is becoming overcrowded (if more than 6 occupied cots, social distancing is challenging to maintain)
  • Clinical care prevents adequate distancing or puts parents at risk (e.g. X-ray, AGP).


Only 2 adults at a bed space. If a sibling attending is of primary school age or younger, they can attend their sibling in addition to the 2 adults. If the child is secondary school age, they would be classed as the second visitor at the bedspace. 1 adult at the bed space must be a parent of the baby.