Changes to Maternity Services as GM moves to Very High Covid Alert Level
21 October 2020

Our visiting policy is under regular review, in line with recent national guidance we have made changes to our visiting policies in response to the coronavirus pandemic.  This new guidance from 23 October 2020 replaces our earlier guidance.  Our priority is to maintain safety of women, their families and our staff and some continuing changes to visiting are necessary to maintain social distancing and reduce the risk of spreading infection.  

Antenatal Clinic:

We request that women attend clinic alone, however partners may attend for the booking and anomaly scans.

Intrapartum:

During labour on the Central Delivery Suite or on the Acorn Birth Centre one birth partner may accompany you, should you be having an elective caesarean section one birth partner may attend with you for your birth. Birth partners must be from your household or family bubble and be asymptomatic of Covid-19 and not currently self-isolating. 

Inpatient AN/PN Ward:

There is currently no visiting on the inpatient ward.