For the latest visiting guidance for Rotherham Hospital, please see our visiting restrictions
The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust’s Maternity Services remain committed to facilitating support for pregnant women throughout their pregnancy and childbirth.
We recognise the value of the support of a partner, relative or friend for pregnant women when accessing maternity care services. The Maternity Team have carried out risk assessments in all areas and we continue to review these in line with national guidelines.
We continue to welcome one support partner at all antenatal appointments, into Triage and ANDU for assessments, Labour Ward for induction of labour and onto Wharncliffe Ward.
We continue to welcome up to two support partners onto Labour Ward to support women during labour and birth. Both support partners will need to wear a face mask during their time on Labour Ward and regularly wash / sanitise their hands with the washing facilities/hand gels provided. Support partners should not attend if they have symptoms of Covid-19 or are isolating.
Antenatal and Postnatal
Wharncliffe ward is based at Rotherham Hospital on Level B between
junctions 3 and 4. Masks are still to be worn over the nose and mouth throughout the visit whilst on Wharncliffe Ward.
Birthing partners: ONE named birthing partner permitted between the hours of 11am-8pm, 7 days a week. This is inclusive for all women whether you are still pregnant or have had your baby. This named visitor must remain the same throughout and not be swapped or changed.
Own children: we are currently unable to have children on the ward as visitors - this is reviewed on a regular basis.
Other visitors: we are currently unable to have other visitors on the ward - this is reviewed on a regular basis.
Gynaecology (Ward B11)
All visitors: 11am - 8pm, 7 days a week
Visiting times are restricted to allow rest and recuperation. We only allow
your own children to visit.
Protected meal times
We operate protected meal times to allow our women to have their
meals undisturbed by visitors. We kindly request that visiting is
avoided during these times:
Antenatal & Postnatal (Wharncliffe)
12.00pm - 12.30pm
Car parking is available in the main visitors carpark at the front
entrance, but for more information on car parking please click here
The maternity entrance has a barrier in place, which is operated by the
security team, providing safe access to the unit for emergency
vehicles, disabled patients/visitors and access for patients being collected
Our department has electronic doors covered by CCTV, which you have
to ask to be let in and out of. This is to protect the privacy and
security of all patients, especially babies.
We kindly request that all visitors and patients respect that these are
in place to protect you and ensure that doors are not left open or held
open to allow visitors to follow you in.