The Jane Crookall maternity unit is reassuring expectant mothers that care is continuing to the same high standard as normal but with restrictions on visiting.
Guidelines are in place to protect patients and staff during the Covid restrictions and are in line with Noble’s visiting criteria which allows only one essential visitor in exceptional circumstances.
To comply with this policy no visiting will be permitted to antenatal or postnatal wards. However, a support person can be brought to scan appointments and a birthing partner will be permitted once labour is established and for a short period of time after the birth.
Ongoing liaison with expectant mothers and the maternity unit is taking place to ensure the individual’s needs are met in relation to the delivery plan, including the timing of when to come into the hospital. All restrictions are aimed at reducing Covid risks to mums and babies.
Minister Ashford assured expectant mums ‘the team at the Jane Crookall unit treats all women as individuals with a tailored plan put in place to support the mother both physically and emotionally during their pregnancy and delivery particularly during this worrying time with Covid restrictions.’
These restrictions will be monitored regularly and adjusted as soon as possible. The public are asked to wear masks and adhere to Noble’s Hospital guidelines when entering the building.
For any further queries, mums are asked to contact their community midwife on 650327 or the main ward on 650030.