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Update from Maternity Services

18 Dec 2020 15:50:49
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Updated: 13 May 2022

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.


Wharncliffe Ward visiting times are as follows:  

  • ONE named birthing partner permitted between the hours of 11am-8pm. 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.
  • NO children are permitted onto the ward.
  • Masks are still to be worn over the nose and mouth throughout the visit whilst on Wharncliffe Ward.

We would like to thank all women and families using TRFT Maternity and Gynaecology Services for their ongoing support and patience during these unprecedented times.

If you have any questions please contact the Maternity Services on 01709 424347.