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Coronavirus: advice for pregnant women and new families

Visiting guidance for mums and birthing partners 

From 20 June 2022, visiting at our Royal Lancaster Infirmary and Furness General Hospital maternity units will be permitted for siblings as well as one named birthing partner between 3 – 5pm every day. Should there be more than 2 siblings then please contact the ward prior to visiting. 

In order to continue keeping mums and babies safe, the following visiting arrangements also remain in place for scans, antenatal appointments and births: 

  • We ask that you only bring one support person with you to any appointments or scans 
  • One named birth partner can attend the birth - this includes during the induction process. Birthing partners should stay in the room with their loved one unless it is absolutely necessary to leave. There is an option of having a second birth partner present in established labour 
  • Birthing partners are not allowed to stay overnight after the birth 
  • One designated birth partner can visit between 9am - 9pm.

We ask that all visitors to our hospitals continue to follow social distancing and hand hygiene guidance, as well as wearing a surgical mask in all clinical areas. 

Thank you for your understanding. 

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