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Update on Maternity Visiting Restrictions

Milton Keynes University Hospital introduced strict maternity visiting restrictions from Saturday 4 April 2020 to safeguard mothers and newborn babies during the coronavirus outbreak.

These restrictions have been reviewed by the Trust and as of Monday 9 November 2020 maternity visiting have been as follows:

Appointment type / department  Others who can attend
Early Pregnancy Assessment Unit 1 adult who must be well. No children. (All subject to review by the unit on the day.)
Booked scan appointments – early

pregnancy, 12 weeks and 20 weeks

1 adult who must be well. No children. (All subject to review by the unit on the day.)
Growth Scans 1 adult who must be well. No children. (All subject to review by the unit on the day.)
Antenatal Day Assessment Unit 1 birth partner who must be well. No children. (All subject to review by the unit on the day.)
Antenatal appointments in hospital 1 birth partner who must be well. No children. (All subject to review by the unit on the day.)
Antenatal inpatients 1 birth partner who must be well – for a maximum of 120 minutes per day. (All subject to review by the unit on the day). These will be scheduled appointments according to bed number to maintain social distancing
Labour Ward 1 birth partner who must be well.
Postnatal inpatients 1 birth partner who must be well – for a maximum of 120 minutes per day. (All subject to review by the unit on the day). These will be scheduled appointments according to bed number to maintain social distancing.

Currently Ward 9 is a 28 bedded antenatal and postnatal ward with visiting restricted to one visit of 120 minutes by the birth partner for all antenatal and postnatal women.

  • No birth partners to be allowed to stay overnight.
  • No visitors other than birth partners to attend ward 9.
  • No children to visit the maternity unit at any time.

The Trust takes into account that these restrictions are concerning for all parties, but it is crucial in order for the Trust to maintain patient safety and help prevent the potential spread of infection during the current Covid 19 outbreak. The Trust has agreed to keep the above restrictions under review.

For a more detailed schedule, please see our Maternity Visiting Schedule November 2020