Visiting the Hospital


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

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

We operate a protected meal time between 1200 -1300.

Other visitors will be asked to avoid visiting during this time.

Visiting Times for all other Visitors

Delivery Suite: Birthing Partners only

Antenatal (St Catherine’s) Ward:

1000am – 1200pm

3pm – 8pm

Postnatal (Shere) Ward:

3pm – 8pm

Due to limited space and to maintain the comfort of the mother and her new born baby we respectfully ask that there are 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

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.
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.

Mobile phones MUST be kept on silent. Visitors are not permitted to use mobiles phones on the Maternity Unit and will be asked to put them away. This is for the safety, security and privacy of our mums and babies.

Where to find the Maternity Services within the Hospital

Level G: Top Floor West Wing, Main Building

Delivery Suite

To the left on exiting the lift.

Direct Tel: 01483 464133

Fax: 01483 564584

Midwifery Led Unit

To the left on exiting the lift. 

Direct Tel: 01483 464133
Shere Ward

To the left on exiting the lift.

Direct Tel: 01483 464134


St Catherine’s Ward with 

Planned Assessment Unit (PAU)

Acute Assessment Unit (AAU)

To the right on exiting the lift.

Direct Tel: 01483 464147


Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU):

To the right on exiting the lift.

Direct Tel: 01483 464834


 Level B: Ground Floor, Main Building

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

Antenatal Clinic

Appointments & Self-referrals

Direct Tel: 01483 464004
Antenatal Clinic Midwives/Results, Consultant Obstetricians Direct Tel: 01483 406717
Maternity Ultrasound Appointments 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/The Shere Suite/ Private Patient Manager Tel: 01483 406879
Maternity Office (Admin only) Tel: 01483 406725


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