Please note that as of Thursday 26th March 2020, Liverpool Women’s has suspended all but essential patient visiting across the Trust until further notice, in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
We appreciate that the following measures are strict and will impact on families at an already difficult time. However, the safety and wellbeing of our women, babies, visitors and staff is of paramount importance. We ask everyone to respect these measures and work with us to keep people safe. Staff across all areas will do everything they can to support women and families to stay connected. We appreciate your co-operation, understanding and support at this time.
Please also be aware that this is a fast-moving situation and further changes to our visiting policy may be introduced at short notice. Please check this webpage regularly for any further changes.
Maternity Visiting Policy
Visiting on the Induction Suite and post-natal areas including Maternity Base has been suspended. Unfortunately this does include birth partners whilst women are undergoing induction of labour. The nominated birth partner will be contacted once labour commences or when transfer to the labour/delivery area is required, with the nominated birth partner accompanying women within a labour/delivery area.
Only one named nominated birth partner will accompany women within our Maternity areas during labour/delivery. The birth partner will be asked to leave the hospital at the point of transfer to a postnatal area. Unfortunately, there will be no further visiting permitted, which includes the birth partner.
Birth partners are no longer permitted to accompany women to any clinic appointments both in the hospital and in the community. This also includes attendances for Maternity Assessment Unit and any ultrasound scans that are required.
This has been a difficult decision, but we would like to assure you that this is with the best interests of our families, and we will do everything we can to accelerate a safe and speedy discharge so that mums and babies are discharged home as quickly as possible.
Neonatal Visiting Policy
The Neonatal Unit will allow one visitor onto the unit who should be a parent. No children are permitted to enter the unit at any time.
Gynaecology Visiting Policy
All visiting has been suspended for Gynaecology patients on the Gynaecology Unit and for clinic appointments, including our Bedford Clinic. The only exception to this will be for any patients receiving palliative care or at end of life and in these circumstances a member of staff will discuss visiting options with family members.
No child policy
Children are not permitted to attend the hospital site for any visiting or to accompany anyone to appointments.
Children are only permitted to access the hospital site if they are a patient with an appointment.
Please do not attend the hospital unless you are the patient, birth partner or parent of baby on the Neonatal Unit
Please do not attend the hospital unless you are the patient, the birth partner or the parent of a baby in the neonatal unit.
This means that children and friends/family members will not be allowed to stay in areas such as main reception during visiting times. The only person permitted entry to the hospital during visiting is the individual visiting a patient. Members of staff across the Trust have been made aware of this policy and anyone attempting to access the hospital who is not visiting a patient will be asked to leave or will be refused entry entirely.
Any families or patients who wish to receive support from a member of our Chaplaincy Team will be able to access this but please make arrangements with a member of staff on the ward/unit so this can be arranged in the safest way.