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Visiting Maternity at Queen Alexandra Hospital's B5, B6 and B7 Wards

Visiting Maternity at Queen Alexandra Hospital's B5, B6 and B7 Wards
We appreciate that the arrival of a baby is a special event and that relatives and friends will wish to visit women who are in hospital, both before and after the birth of a baby.

However, for a number of reasons, including security, infection control and the privacy of other women, we need to limit the number of visitors around a bed at any one time.

Therefore, the maternity team have agreed that on B5, B6 and B7 wards the patient’s partner plus two other visitors may visit at any one time.

This does not apply to B8 (the labour Ward) where visitors are limited to two nominated birth partners only.

Visiting hours on B5, B6 and B7 are as follows:

Partner visiting is between 9am – 9pm.
For all other visitors, visiting is between 2pm and 7pm.

Visitors will be issued with a coloured pass on arrival at the inpatient reception for B5, B6 and B7 and, once both passes have been issued, we regret that no further visitors will be permitted on to the ward. The Maternity Visitors' Reception is located directly opposite lift area 4 on B Level.

Patients' own children do not require passes and are permitted to visit but we regret that no other children are permitted to visit.

Patients and visitors are asked to ensure that each pass is handed back to Reception before leaving and visitors are also asked to wait in the refreshment areas of the main hospital if waiting for a pass to become available and not to congregate in the corridor outside the Maternity Unit.

We are monitoring and adapting this pass system regularly to meet the needs of the patients whilst also complying with Trust requirements.

The Maternity Department reserves the right to request that visitors leave if patient care or safety is compromised.

Thank you.

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Last updated - 12 April 2017
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