Visiting information and maternity services updates

Get the latest updates on any changes to our services and find out when you can visit your partner/family member

Visiting hours

If you have a cesarean or an assisted birth, you may need to stay in hospital for up to 48 hours. After the birth, we’ll transfer you to Rothschild Ward for additional monitoring.

Rothschild Ward visiting hours

For one named support person only, usually your birthing partner:

9am to 9pm

For one additional support person and siblings:

3pm to 7pm

No other visitors allowed.

Labour Ward visiting hours

For 2 birth partners:

9am to 9pm

For children visiting their parent:

3pm to 7pm

Maternity services updates

Antenatal classes

We’re currently running our antenatal classes online.

Face masks

You don’t need to wear a face mask unless a member of our team asks you to.

This may be because of patients with compromised immunity, flu or Covid.

You can wear a fluid resistant facemask if you prefer. They’re available on wards and at all entrances to our hospitals.

If you prefer the staff looking after you to wear a facemask, ask them. You can also remind them to wash their hands. We want you to feel safe and comfortable in our care.