Maternity: Maternity Visiting Hours
Maternity Visiting Hours
Visitors are recognised as an important part of sharing the joy of the birth of your new baby. Please encourage visitors to attend within the visiting hours so that new mum’s are able to attend classes and rest as much as possible. We ask that any visitors who are unwell, or are suffering from known infectious diseases, should not come into the Maternity Ward to reduce the risk of spread of infection to mothers and babies.
Visiting hours and rest period hours are as follows:
|Ward||Morning||Rest Period||Afternoon & Evening|
|Maternity||11.00am - 12noon||12 noon - 6:00pm||6.00pm - 8.00pm|
Rest period is from 1:00pm to 3:00pm. During rest period, no visitors are able to access the ward and no phone calls are put through to rooms. Visiting hours and rest periods do not apply to partners and other children
Visitors with Contagious Diseases
To help prevent the spread of infection it is very important that people who have infectious illnesses, such as chicken pox, a coldsore, flu, parvovirus (slapped cheek), a stomach upset, bad cough or cold, do not visit the hospital. These infections can be easily spread and some are particularly dangerous to pregnant women and newborn babies. Unfortunately, if the brothers and sisters of your newborn baby have any of these infections they must not visit you while you are in hospital.