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Maternity Visiting Times (updated November 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

Healthcare Travel Costs Scheme (HTCS) - NHS (www.nhs.uk)

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 

We welcome parents and siblings at any time, day or night.

Please ring the buzzer to enter the Unit, and remove outdoor clothing.

Everyone should wash their hands with soap and water, apply alcohol gel and a surgical facemask before entering the nursery.

You are welcome to take photos of your baby but please do not answer your mobile phone in the nursery.

Well, supporting adults may visit between 2pm- 7.30pm.

The only children to visit should be baby’s brothers and sisters.  Children under 12 years of age can be in addition to 2 adults at the cotside.

All visitors must be accompanied by a parent, with a maximum of 2 people at the cotside. At times, visitors may be asked to wait in the waiting area, during feed times, for safety, privacy, or to facilitate parental bonding. We will aim to minimise these times.  Grandparents are able to hold well babies that are in a cot with parental consent.

Further information can be obtained from the nursing staff or information folder.