Maternity arrangements during the coronavirus pandemic
For the safety of you and your baby, as well as our staff, please attend all appointments alone.
UPDATE Monday 21 September
Our current guidance means that your nominated birth partner is welcome to attend with you on admission to Labour ward. All visitors will be asked to wear a face covering.
Scans: We have also been able to reduce some restrictions that mean women attending their 12 and 20 week scans can be accompanied by one person. Please do not enter the building more than five minutes before your appointment time and wear a face covering (fabric that covers your nose and mouth such as a scarf).
Our wonderful radiology team perform your scans in small rooms so this unfortunately also needs to be limited to just you and our staff member for all other scans. For additional scans, we suggest you arrive with your partner, who can wait outside/in the car for you which would mean that, for the small number of women who unfortunately receive sad news, we can call your partner and they can be with you quickly.
Our absolute priority is for you and your baby to be safe during this challenging time. If you have any concerns, please speak to your midwife. We are here for you and thank you for your amazing resilience and support.
Visiting: Visiting on Freya Ward is by appointment only. Following the birth of your baby, one named birthing partner will be able to arrange to visit at a set time for up to two hours. Please contact the ward on 01935 384303 to arrange and we ask that you support us by leaving at the end of your allocated time and ensure you arrive wearing a face covering (fabric that covers your mouth and nose).
SCBU: Both parents will be able to visit at the same time. Please arrive wearing a face covering.
Please wear a face covering when you visit Yeovil Hospital (you will not be required to wear a face covering during labour). Click here for more information.
Do NOT visit the hospital if you are feeling unwell – this includes symptoms of the coronavirus or for 48 hours after sickness. If you are in labour or are concerned about your pregnancy but have any COVID-19 symptoms – temperature 38 degrees C or above, continuous cough, loss of taste/smell, please notify the staff when you call the labour ward.
Please refer to Yeovil Hospital Maternity Unit Facebook page for up-to-date local information or speak to your midwife. For general advice on the coronavirus, please follow Government advice on Gov.uk or nhs.uk
Please follow the links to the latest information Leaflets from NHS England around Coronavirus.