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Printed at: 08:57:50 / 28-10-2020

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 now been reviewed by the Trust and as of Thursday 9th July 2020 maternity visiting will be 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 90 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.
Post-natal inpatients 1 birth partner who must be well – for a maximum of 90 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.

The Trust appreciates that these restrictions will continue to be concerning for all parties, but they are crucial for the Trust to maintain patient safety and help prevent the potential spread of infection during the current outbreak.

The Trust will continue to keep the restrictions under review, and we would like to thank everyone for their support, patience, and co-operation while these restrictions are in place.

The new visiting restrictions are in line with guidance issued by The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and The Royal College of Midwives. We appreciate that you may have questions about the new restrictions and, if you would like further information, please contact your midwife.

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