Princess Alexandra Hospital issue update to visiting guidance for maternity department
Health / Tue 21st Dec 2021 at 02:59pm
THE visiting guidance to the maternity department at The Princess Alexandra Hospital has been updated in response to the revised Government restrictions, referred to as Plan B, to limit the spread of the new COVID-19 variant, Omicron.
This is to ensure that teams can provide high quality care whilst keeping women, pregnant people, babies, their families and its people safe.
The main information is:
Completing a lateral flow test before visiting the maternity department
A woman, pregnant person, their partner or chosen support person will be asked to take a COVID-19 test (lateral flow test) before coming to the maternity department – the test result must be negative before entering.
All birthing partners must provide evidence of a negative lateral flow test. Please note that unless this evidence is provided, admission to any of the wards cannot be permitted.
Take a look at the Government website to see where to locally access lateral flow testing kits. Once you have uploaded your lateral flow test result via the Government website, you will receive a text message with your test results. Please keep this message to show one of the team when you arrive at the department.
Please note that the lateral flow test is voluntary, however if you decline to have a test, your support partner will only be allowed into the Labour Ward and Birthing Unit during labour.
Visiting guidance to the maternity department
Please adhere to the following guidance whilst visiting the maternity department:
More information is available at www.pah.nhs.uk.
All antenatal appointments will be for the woman/pregnant person to attend only,. Am i missing something here.