Visiting advice for partners/nominated person post birth:
We welcome partner/nominated person to visit Mum and new baby for a limited time of up to two consecutive hours, each day under the following guidelines:
- On arrival to the admissions office, an NMH official visitor card will be issued to you for sole use by your partner/nominated person. Please do not share this card with anyone else to allow us to continue to limit footfall in the hospital.
- Your partner/nominated person must maintain good hygiene standards such as washing their hands and coughing etiquette at all times. Hand washing facilities are available on the ground floor as you enter the hospital.
- Your partner/nominated person must wear a face mask or face covering (provided by self) as strongly recommended by Government Guidelines.
- In order to comply with social distancing, we ask your partner/nominated person to remain at your bedside. Please note that your partner may be asked to leave or wait before entering the ward if the unit is particularly busy at that time.
- A record of your partner’s time of arrival and departure each day must be kept by you (in case it is needed for contact tracing).
- Unfortunately, we cannot allow children to visit at the moment.
For all visitors, we ask that if you are feeling unwell, please do not come to the hospital. We are doing our best to keep you, your baby and staff safe and very much appreciate your co-operation in adhering to our guidelines, which we are reviewing on an on-going basis.
Your cooperation with these guidelines is very much appreciated
Visiting your baby in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit:
Restrictions for parents of babies in NICU have been lifted, all mums and dads can now visit whenever they chose. Further details on visiting the NICU are below.
Visiting The NMH
If you/support person are COVID symptomatic, awaiting a swab or a swab result or if you have had a positive test result in the last 14 days, you must NOT attend the hospital. All other visitors, including children, are asked NOT TO VISIT at this time. We understand these are difficult asks for parents and families. Please be assured that your health and the health of your baby are our priority.
The National Maternity Hospital has put together an information resource regarding COVID-19 and Pregnancy for Women, please click on the picture below to view.
For further online courses to help you through pregnancy and beyond, please visit our eLearning Hub.
Our dedicated Antenatal Education team are also on hand to help in every way they can, please see Antenatal Education & Preparation for further information and resources.