Partners now allowed to attend maternity ultrasound scans in Barnsley
Pregnant women are now allowed to take one person them when they attend ultrasound scans at Barnsley Hospital.
Birthing partners could previously attend the birth in the birthing centre throughout the pandemic, but could not attend the antenatal/postnatal ward before and after unless they had booked a slot.
Now, mums-to be who are induced and are waiting on the antenatal/postnatal ward are allowed a birthing partner with them, from 10am until 9pm.
A spokesperson said: “We are now able to support one birth partner during your stay if you are undergoing an induction of labour on the Antenatal/Postnatal ward from 10am until 9pm.
“We ask that this is the same partner that will be with you in labour once you leave the ward area.
“On arrival to the ward, your birth partner will be asked if they have any symptoms of Covid 19 and have a temperature taken. If your birth partner has any symptoms they will be asked to return home and you will be asked to bring an alternative supportive person to the unit.
“To manage this increase in visiting safely, we ask that your birth partner has one visit per day. This means that once your birth partner arrives on the ward for visiting, that they remain on the ward at all times until they feel they wish to leave or until the end of visiting.”