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Maternity Care during COVID-19

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Urgent advice: Thursday 5th May 2022 – Visiting restrictions lifted (Stage 4)

We are delighted to announce that in line with Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, the Rosie Hospital has reviewed its staged approach to visiting within maternity services and moved to Stage 4. This is the reinstatement of pre-pandemic visiting.

We continue to take the safety of women and birthing people, their families, staff and the public very seriously. We request that social distancing within the hospital be maintained whenever possible.

Birth partners (and all hospital visitors) must not attend the Rosie hospital if they have tested positive for COVID-19 (within the last 10 days) or have any symptoms of COVID-19. Please contact the Rosie hospital for further advice if you are a pregnant woman or birthing person who has tested positive for COVID-19 within the last 10 days or you have symptoms of COVID-19. Women and birthing people with COVID-19 symptoms or confirmed COVID-19 infection can still have their birth partner present as per the below but the birth partner must not have COVID-19 infection or COVID-19 symptoms.

Non-urgent advice: Rosie Hospital Visiting

  • One named partner permitted throughout admission, 24/7
  • Second birth partner permitted at the birth (only on the Rosie Birth Centre and Delivery Unit) and for 2 hours post birth.
  • No children to visit the Rosie other than siblings of the baby.
  • No visitors with confirmed Covid-19 infection (must be negative on lateral flow days 5+6 onwards or over 10 days since onset of symptoms/positive covid-19 result)
  • All visitors and children over 12 are requested to wear a mask (unless exempt)
  • Please be advised that during your admission there may be times when your healthcare professionals will ask to speak to you in private away from birth partners/visitors.
  • Please be advised that visiting restrictions may need to be put in place at short notice.
  • Please do not visit if you are feeling unwell.

Antenatal appointments (except ultrasound scans) – hospital and community

1 named partner. Siblings permitted (please note some GP surgeries may have different visiting policies).

Delivery Unit

Maximum of two birth partners in the room, second birth partner to leave 2 hours after birth

All other visiting, including siblings, is at the discretion of the midwife in charge.

No children present at birth.

Homebirth

Please refer to the patient information leaflet: Home birth | CUH

Lady Mary Ward

Visiting: 14:00 to 19:30. Maximum of two visitors by the bedside (including birth partner, but not including siblings)

Siblings of baby: Anytime between 08:00 to 19.30, under the care of a responsible adult who is visiting

Obstetric Close Observation Unit

Visiting: 13:00 to 15:00 and 17:00 to 19:30. Maximum of two visitors by the bedside (including birth partner, but not including siblings)

Siblings of baby: Anytime in the day under the care of a responsible adult who is visiting

Rosie Birth Centre

Maximum of two birth partners in the room for birth (no children present at birth)

Open visiting hours, maximum of two additional visitors in the room (not including siblings)

Siblings can visit anytime (apart from during birth) and must be under the care of a responsible adult who is visiting

Rosie Recovery

Two birth partners. Second birth partner to leave 2 hours after birth or when transferred to the postnatal ward, whichever is sooner.

Rosie Theatres

One birth partner only.

Rosie Ultrasound (including POPS2 scans)

1 named partner during the scan. No children/siblings permitted in the room.

Sara Ward

Visiting: 17:00 to 19:30. Maximum of two visitors by the bedside (including named partner, but not including siblings)

Siblings of baby: Anytime between 08:00 to 19.30, under the care of a responsible adult who is visiting

For admissions for induction of labour: the two named birth partners can switch places to provide support, but there must only be one birth partner on the ward at any one time. Once transferred to the birth room, both birth partners can be present.

Paediatrics:

NICU and PICU: Two resident parents/guardians and one child at the bedside in PICU and NICU.

Charles Wolfson Ward: Two people at the bedside and one sibling (one resident carer and one visitor with sibling) in children’s services inpatient areas. Visiting will be from 08.00-19.00.