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11 February 2021

Partners now welcome at 12 and 20 week baby scans at Jessop Wing.

We are pleased to announce that thanks to the hard work of our maternity team, we have now been able to redesign our facilities to enable partners or a nominated support person to attend the 12 week first pregnancy scan (dating scan) and the 20 week anomaly scan at Jessop Wing from today.

We have created additional space and routes through the scan department to enable appropriate social distancing and also introduced additional infection control measures to limit the potential for COVID-19 transmission.

In addition to the measures we have put in place we are asking that:

1. You do not attend if either you or your partner or other household member are unwell or have any symptoms which could be COVID-19

2. You and your partner both wear a face covering or mask during the scan appointment

3. You both wash/gel your hands on entry to and exit from the Jessop Wing

4. You both maintain social distancing in line with current government guidelines.

5. Your partner will need to leave after the scan and wait outside while the rest of the maternity appointment takes place unless there are exceptional circumstances you have agreed with the Matron in advance.

6. Unfortunately children under the age of 16 are not able to accompany women to appointments.

We know how difficult this has been for everyone, and we would like to thank women and their birth partners for their patience and understanding while we have been working hard to find an appropriate solution which strikes a balance between keeping everyone as safe as possible and enabling these special moments to be shared.

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