Here at the Jessop we want you and your relatives to have a positive experience. We recognise that birth is a unique social event and that family and friends will be keen to visit. Based on feedback from women we would appreciate it if visitors respected the following times for visiting at the Jessop.
Level 3 postnatal and antenatal wards
Partners 9.00am- 9.00 pm
Friends and family 14.00-15.30 and 18.00-20.00
There is a rest period between 12 midday and 2.00pm daily
We ask that visitors respect theses visiting times, especially the no visiting between 12.00- 2.00pm. This is to ensure a protected meal time and rest period for women before visiting commences.
Visiting outside these times can be pre- arranged with senior staff/ ward managers responsible for the woman’s care, providing this does not affect the care of other women on the ward
Visiting on Labour Ward
To ensure the maintenance of security and privacy for all patients on the Labour Ward there are no visiting hours. Birth partners are an important part of the birth process and are welcomed at anytime.
Most women have 1-2 birthing partners to help support them through labour and birth.
Please check with the midwife if you wish to visit someone on the high dependency unit on labour ward.
Any other visitors will be advised to visit during allocated visiting hours on antenatal or postnatal wards following transfer of mum and baby.