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Rosie visiting policy and COVID-19 Information

Urgent advice: Visiting policy update - 29 March 2023

We have returned to a pre-pandemic visiting policy. However, we continue to take the safety of women and birthing people, newborns, their families, staff and the public very seriously. Birth partners and 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, influenza or norovirus (for example high temperature, vomiting, diarrhoea or loss of taste/smell). (NB this list is not exhaustive.) Please contact the ward you plan to visit if you are in any doubt.

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).
  • 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 due to an infection that may be contagious

Antenatal appointments (except ultrasound scans) – hospital and community

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

Early Pregnancy Unit (Clinic 24) – 1 partner, no children.

Maternity Assessment (Clinic 23) – 1 partner, no children (if you require urgent assessment and are unable to find childcare please do not delay attending for assessment).

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.


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

Lady Mary Ward

Visiting 14:00-19:30 - maximum of 2 other visitors by the bedside (this is in addition to the birth partner and siblings of the baby).  No children under 16 other than siblings of the baby.

Siblings of the baby: 08:00-19:30 - children must be 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: Two named birth partners can switch places to provide support throughout admission, but there must only be one birth partner on the ward at any one time outside of visiting hours.

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

Siblings of baby: Anytime between 08:00 to 19.30, under the care of a responsible adult who is visiting. Not to be left in the care of the admitted patient.


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

Charles Wolfson Ward: Every baby on the ward can have a resident parent and one other visitor as follows:

  • Partners: 08:00-20:00
    Family and friends: 14:00-19:00 (max 2 people at the bedside and 1 sibling).

Please note: children may not attend (except direct siblings).