Access to Neonatal Units During COVID-19

 

In line with current government advice, parental access to neonatal units in the South West has changed to protect the safety of patients, families and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic.  

We regret to say that, at present, South West Neonatal Units are unable to facilitate visits from siblings, grandparents and/or other friends and family members.

You will find details of any restrictions that impact upon parents / carers of neonatal babies at each of the neonatal units in the South West by clicking on the links opposite.  These are correct as of 31st January 2021.

 

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  • Royal Cornwall Hospital, Truro

    Parents / Carers have 24 hour access together in Intensive Care, High Dependency and Special Care areas

    V-Create is available on the unit

    Parents / Carers are required to wear face masks / coverings:

    • On entering the hospital
    • On the neonatal unit

    Parents / Carers are not required to wear face masks / coverings:

    • While sat by their infant cot side
    • While engaging in close and loving activities with their infant (e.g. breastfeeding / skin to skin)
  • Great Western, Swindon

    Parents / Carers have 24 hour access together in Intensive Care, High Dependency and Special Care areas

    V-Create is available on the unit

    Parents / Carers are required to wear face masks / coverings:

    • On entering the hospital
    • On the neonatal unit
    • While sat by their infant cot side

    Parents / Carers are not required to wear face masks / coverings:

    • While engaging in close and loving activities with their infant (e.g. breastfeeding / skin to skin)
  • North Devon District Trust, Barnstaple

    Parents / Carers have 24 hour access together in Special Care areas

    V-Create is available on the unit

    Parents /Carers are required to wear face masks /coverings:

    • On entering the hospital
    • On the neonatal unit

    Parents /Carers are not required to wear face masks /coverings:

    • While sat by their infant cot side
    • While engaging in close and loving activities with their infant (e.g. breastfeeding /skin to skin)
  • Gloucester Royal Hospital

    Parents / Carers have 24 hour access together in Intensive Care, High Dependency and Special Care areas

    V-Create is available on the unit

    Parents / Carers are required to wear face masks / coverings:

    • On entering the hospital
    • On the neonatal unit
    • While sat by their infant cot side

    Parents / Carers are not required to wear face masks / coverings:

    • While engaging in close and loving activities with their infant (e.g. breastfeeding / skin to skin)
  • University Hospitals Plymouth, Derriford

    One Parent/Carer at a time has 24 hour access to their baby. There are agreed times each day where two parents/carers can sit at their babies cot side together for a maximum of one hour. Parents/carers are able to swap throughout the day providing only one parent/carer is resident at the cot side unless otherwise agreed.

    V-Create is available on the unit

    Parents / Carers are required to wear face masks / coverings:

    • On entering the hospital
    • On the neonatal unit
    • While sat by their infant cot side

    Parents / Carers are not required to wear face masks / coverings:

    • While engaging in close and loving activities with their infant (e.g. breastfeeding / skin to skin)
  • Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital

    Parents / Carers have 24 hour access together in Intensive Care, High Dependency and Special Care areas

    V-Create is available on the unit

    Parents / Carers are required to wear face masks / coverings:

    • On entering the hospital
    • On the neonatal unit
    • While sat by their infant cot side

    Parents / Carers are not required to wear face masks / coverings:

    • While engaging in close and loving activities with their infant (e.g. breastfeeding / skin to skin)
  • St Michael's Hospital, Bristol

    Parents / Carers have 24 hour access together in Intensive Care areas

    Parents / Carers have 24 hour access in High Dependency and Special Care areas but only one parent at the cot side at a time, except during ward rounds when both parents can be present.

    V-Create is available on the unit

    Parents / Carers are required to wear face masks / coverings:

    • On entering the hospital
    • On the neonatal unit

    Parents / Carers are not required to wear face masks / coverings:

    • While sat by their infant cot side
    • While engaging in close and loving activities with their infant (e.g. breastfeeding / skin to skin)
  • Yeovil District Hospital

    Parents / Carers have 24 hour access together in High Dependency and Special Care areas

    V-Create is available on the unit

    Parents / Carers are required to wear face masks / coverings:

    • On entering the hospital
    • On the neonatal unit

    Parents / Carers are not required to wear face masks / coverings:

    • While sat by their infant cot side
    • While engaging in close and loving activities with their infant (e.g. breastfeeding / skin to skin)
  • Torbay Hospital

    One parent / carer at a time has 24 hour access to their baby. There are agreed times each day where two parents / carers can sit at their babies cot side together for a maximum of one hour. Parents / carers are able to swap throughout the day providing only one parent/carer is resident at the cot side unless otherwise agreed.

    V-create is available on the unit.

    Parents / Carers are required to wear face masks / coverings:

    • On entering the hospital
    • On the neonatal unit

    Parents / Carers are not required to wear face masks / coverings:

    • While sat by their infant cot side
    • While engaging in close and loving activities with their infant (e.g. breastfeeding / skin to skin)
  • Royal United Hospital, Bath

    Parents / Carers have 24 hour access together in Intensive Care, High Dependency and Special Care areas

    V-Create is available on the unit

    Parents / Carers are required to wear face masks / coverings:

    • On entering the hospital
    • On the neonatal unit
    • While sat by their infant cot side
    • While engaging in close and loving activities with their infant (e.g. breastfeeding / skin to skin)
  • Musgrove Park, Taunton

    Parents / Carers have 24 hour access together in Intensive Care, High Dependency and Special Care areas

    V-Create is available on the unit

    Parents / Carers are required to wear face masks / coverings:

    • On entering the hospital
    • On the neonatal unit
    • While sat by their infant cot side
    • While engaging in close and loving activities with their infant (e.g. breastfeeding / skin to skin)

     

  • Southmead Hospital, Bristol

    One parent / carer at a time has 24 hour access to their baby. There are agreed times each day where two parents / carers can sit at their babies’ cot side together for a maximum of two hours. Parents / carers are able to swap throughout the day providing only one parent / carer is resident at the cot side unless otherwise agreed.

    V-create is available on the unit.

    Parents / Carers are required to wear face masks / coverings:

    • On entering the hospital
    • On the neonatal unit
    • While sat by their infant cot side

    Parents / Carers are not required to wear face masks / coverings:

    • While engaging in close and loving activities with their infant (e.g. breastfeeding / skin to skin)