Visiting hours and how to find the maternity unit

 

Important - hygiene in the maternity unit

It is especially requested that persons with coughs, colds or anyone who has been in contact directly or indirectly with infectious diseases, should not visit the department because of the risk of cross infection.

Please do not visit if you are unwell and for 48 hours after diarrhoea or vomiting.

Hand hygiene gel is available at the entrance to each ward and ward bay.

Please take care to supervise children at all times to avoid splashing into the face.

Help us to prevent infections spreading: clean your hands campaign

www.npsa.nhs.uk/cleanyourhands

 

Visiting the Maternity Unit - Level G West Wing

Once you reach us on Level G, there is a secure entry system. Press the buzzer and wait to be admitted.

This is to ensure the safety of newborn babies. Please don’t allow anyone who is not in your group to enter unless permitted by the Reception staff.

 

Visiting Times for Partners 

Delivery Suite:

24 hrs, Birthing Partner only.

Antenatal/Postnatal Wards:

There is open visiting on the antenatal and postnatal wards for partners only, from

0900 – 2200.

We operate a protected meal time between 1200  - 1300. 

Please avoid visiting during this time.

 

 

 

Visiting Times for all other visitors

 Delivery Suite: Birthing Partners only.

Antenatal (St Catherine’s) Ward:

1000 – 1200

1500 – 1900

 

Postnatal (Shere) Ward:

1500 - 1900

There is a protected meal-time policy, between 1200 – 1300.  

During normal visiting hours, only 2 visitors at a time, please, per bedside.

Only a mother’s own children may visit, accompanied by an adult.

Other children must be over 12 years.

 

 Following the birth of a baby we understand that relatives and friends are keen to visit, but it is so important to have time to adjust to being a parent and also to have rest and support in the first few days, to establish feeding and to feel confident to take your baby home.  These visiting hours allow time for more Parentcraft, Breastfeeding Support and to maintain standards on the wards in relation to cleanliness and reduction of cross-infection.

Use of Mobile phones is not permitted within the Unit.

Responsibility cannot be taken for the loss of any valuable items, money or personal effects brought into hospital.  It is therefore requested that valuables be kept at/or taken home. 

How to find us

http://www.royalsurrey.nhs.uk/ 

Directions from M25:

Leave Junction 10 of M25 for A3 to Guildford. Hospital exit from A3: signposted on approach to Cathedral. 

Where to find the Maternity Services within the Hospital

Level G: Top Floor West Wing, Main Building

Delivery Suite: Level G

To the left on exiting the lift.

 

Direct Tel: 01483 464133

Fax: 01483 564584

Home from Home: Level G

To the left on exiting the lift.

 

Tel: 01483 571122 ext 6336

(answerphone available)

Shere Ward: Level G

To the left on exiting the lift.

 

Direct Tel: 01483 464134

 

St Catherine’s Ward/

Day Assessment Unit: Level G

To the right on exiting the lift.

 

Direct Tel: 01483 464147

 

 

Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU):

Level G.

To the right on exiting the lift.

 

Direct Tel: 01483 464834

 

 

Level B: Ground Floor, Main Building: near Main Hall Reception area.

There is a Feeding and Baby Changing Room just before you enter Antenatal Clinic, on the right hand side.

Antenatal Clinic: Level B

Appointments

Self-referrals

 

Direct Tel: 01483 464004

E-mail:

Antenatal Clinic Midwives/Results, Consultant Obstetricians: Level B

 

Direct Tel: 01483 406717

 

Maternity Ultrasound Appointments: Level B

 

Direct Tel: 01483 406711

Fax: 01483 406649

Antenatal Screening Coordinator

 

Tel: 01483 571122 extension 6355

Early Pregnancy Unit

 

Tel: 01483 571122 extension 2321

Amenity Rooms/Private Patient Manager

Tel: 01483 406879

Maternity Office (Admin only)

Tel: 01483 406725