UK Visiting times and rules on maternity wards at Greater Manchester's hospitals last minute news
MetiNews.Com - The rules for visiting new babies has been impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic
Breaking News ! Maternity units have been forced to adjust their visiting rules during the Covid-19 pandemic. Unfortunately, mums and babies on most units are now only allowed one named visitor throughout their stay in hospital. It means that family and friends will have to wait to meet new arrivals until it's safe to do so outside of hospital. The guidance does vary from hospital-to-hospital so to make it easier, we've compiled the rules for each maternity unit in Greater Manchester. As was made mandatory in June, all visitors must wear face coverings or masks in hospital. Some birthing partners may be given additional PPE. Everyone is urged to observe hand hygiene guidance when arriving or leaving. Any visitors who feel unwell or have COVID-19 symptoms are advised not to visit hospitals. Below are the details of Greater Manchester’s maternity unit addresses and visiting times.. Stepping Hill, Stockport Stepping Hill Hospital (Image: Copyright Unknown) Women may only have one visitor during their stay. They are asked to nominate their birthing partner or sole visitor to be with them during their time in hospital. The nominated person will have open visiting to the maternity ward, the delivery suite and birth units. More information can be found here. Stepping Hill Hospital, Poplar Grove, Hazel Grove, Stockport, SK2 7JE. The Royal Bolton Hospital One named visitor may accompany a woman in labour as a birthing partner. The same visitor can visit the woman on the antenatal and postnatal ward at set times. It must be the same person throughout They could be a partner, a family member from the same household/bubble or a doula. This person must be aged 18 or over. The named visitor will be given a visiting pass that must only be used by them. They will be asked to show visiting pass to the hospital security guard on entrance to the maternity unit. The hospital does not allow food parcels, flowers, helium balloons or similar items. More information can be found here. Minerva Road, Farnworth, Bolton, BL4 0JR. Saint Mary's Hospital, Manchester One essential visitor and one named birth partner are permitted to accompany a woman in the Delivery Units/Birth Centre. The essential visitor/named birth partner must wear PPE, as appropriate. One essential visitor and one named visitor are permitted to visit women in maternity wards when the risk level is assessed as low or medium. If the risk level is deemed high, visiting is restricted to one essential visitor. Read More Related Articles Sign up for the MEN's free daily newsletter Read More Related Articles Heavily pregnant woman in serious condition after Peak District crash Women can be accompanied by one named adult in maternity triage and throughout their antenatal care if they wish, providing social distancing can be maintained.
. For babies cared for in Neonatal Intensive Care areas, both parents may visit together for the first 24 hours of admission, after which one parent may stay with their baby. More information is provided here. Saint Mary’s Hospital, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9WL. Tameside Hospital Women are allowed one nominated visitor for booking and anomaly scans. Tameside Hospital is the only unit where two birth partners can attend during labour. Visitors for the above must be agreed with the nurse in charge of the ward or department before attending the hospital. People are urged to agree one main point of contact per patient. This should be the only person that contacts the ward by telephone to arrange visiting. More information can be found here. Tameside Hospital, Fountain Street, Ashton, OL6 9RW. Royal Oldham Hospital Only on person is allowed to accompany a woman in labour at the Royal Oldham. Birthing partners can visit women for up to six hours each day on the post-natal ward. The hospital ask that birthing partners only visit once each day. More information can be found here. Royal Oldham, Rochdale Road, Oldham, Manchester OL1 2JH. North Manchester General Hospital Only one named birth partner be present during labour and birth. This person cannot change once their name has been put forward. Again, only one named visitor is allowed during allocated visiting hours in the postnatal period. Unfortunately, no children are allowed to visit. More information can be found here. North Manchester General, Delaunays Road, Crumpsall, M8 5RB.
Wythenshawe Hospital One essential visitor and one named birth partner are permitted to accompany a woman in the delivery units The essential visitor/named birth partner must wear PPE as appropriate. One essential visitor and one named visitor are permitted to visit women in maternity wards when the risk level is assessed as low or medium. If the risk level is deemed high, visiting is restricted to one essential visitor. Women can be accompanied by one named adult in maternity triage and throughout their antenatal care and if they wish, providing social distancing can be maintained. One named person may accompany a woman for the 20 week mid-pregnancy anomaly scan, providing social distancing can be maintained. University Hospital South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust, Southmoor Road, Wythenshawe, M23 9LT.