We know how important a visit from a loved one is for our patients, their families, friends and carers. We are facilitating safe visiting in line with national guidance.
Our current guidance is set out below. We are regularly reviewing these to keep everyone safe.
Information for all visitors
Visiting the unit is at the discretion of the Nurse/Consultant in charge. We will always facilitate visiting for patients undergoing end of life care, and patients who are supported by named carers. Our general approach is for one named visitor on a case by case basis.
Please be mindful that we reserve the right to restrict visitors to ICU to protect patients with immune suppression, the risk of infection to visitors, or to reflect any changes in local and national infection control guidance.
Antenatal Clinic, Scans and Maternity Hubs
Partner’s are welcome to attend all ultrasound scans and antenatal appointments.
Please DO NOT bring children to any antenatal appointments or ultrasound scans. The clinics are busy environments with limited space and no facilities for children. There can occasionally be long waits for appointments or further tests that are required in the maternity unit. If you bring children with you, your appointment/scan may be rescheduled to support you to attend at another time without your children.
Maternity Ward Visiting
St Catherines Ward (Antenatal)
Partner’s are welcome to attend the Antenatal Ward anytime between 9am-8pm
Grandparents of the baby and siblings of the baby are welcome at the discretion of the Midwife in charge and must be pre arranged due to the nature of activities occurring on the ward. This will not always be able to be facilitated, so please do not just turn up as you may be turned away.
Shere Ward (Postnatal)
Partner’s are welcome on the Postnatal Ward from 9am - 8pm
Grandparents of the baby and siblings of the baby, can visit 10am-12pm and 6pm-8pm. Maximum of three people at a bedside at any time.
Two birth partners are welcome at any time while women/birthing people are on the delivery suite - this is not dependent on the stage of labour.
We know this is a difficult time for relatives who are unable to visit patients so we are doing everything we can to help you stay connected with your loved ones while they are in our care.