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Maternity Services visiting update

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Updated October  2022

We know that having a baby is a huge milestone in any couple’s life, and that the partner of the woman giving birth has an essential role to play, before, during and after the baby is born. We are pleased to say that from Monday 3rd October we are able to reintroduce visiting in line with Welsh Government and health board guidance.  

Visiting for Labour Ward, Antenatal Warrd 19, Antenatal Assessment Unit, Bay Birthing Unit and Postnatal Ward 20 in Singleton Hospital

Central Delivery Suite/MLU

Two birthing partners are allowed to visit on the central delivery suite.  No other visitors will be allowed at any time including children.  Please inform women and partners to tell their family and friends this to avoid disappointment at the doors as we will be asking people to leave the hospital.  When entering and leaving the ward at any time women and birth partners will need to use the hand gel at the doors plus the hand gel and handwashing are to be encouraged for both women and birthing partners at every opportunity.

Ward 19 Antenatal ward

Two birthing partners will be permitted to visit, one birthing partner between the hours of 10am and 8pm and the second birthing partner between the hours 2 to 4pm, no children or siblings.  Birthing partners will be given access to stay overnight if signs of progressing into labour are shown, this will be decided on a case by case basis and discussed with the woman and her birthing partner. Hand gel and handwashing to be encouraged for both women and birthing partners at every opportunity.

Antenatal Admission Unit  (AAU)

One birthing partner to accompany women into the unit for assessment at time.  If admitted to other areas of the maternity unit above visiting will apply.

Ward 20 postnatal ward

Two birthing partners will be permitted to visit, one birthing partner between the hours of 10am and 8pm and the second partner between 2 to 4pm, no children or siblings.  Birthing partners will not be allowed to stay overnight unless women or their babies are unwell then partners will be permitted to stay. Hand gel and handwashing to be encouraged for both women and birthing partners at every opportunity.

PLEASE NOTE – We would still ask that birthing partners remain at home if they have a Covid 19 or have developed symptoms of Covid 19.


Accompanying a mother-to-be for scans and tests

This section is being reviewed and may be updated imminently.

Fetal Medicine appointments:
  • The essential support partners can attend first appointments and decision making appointments
Antenatal Clinic
  • Essential support partners are able to attend the early pregnancy dating scan and the 20-week scan.
  • Essential support partners are able to attend all routine growth scans and routine antenatal appointments.
 
 
 
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