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There is currently COVID-19 in our community which means some changes to our hospitals and clinics. Find out moreAs always, we're here if you need us.

Your visit under COVID-19

Antenatal appointments
  • One support person may attend outpatient appointments.
Labour and Birth
  • If you are pregnant, you need to take extra care to protect against COVID-19. Take a look at the Ministry of Health website for more advice.

You can choose one support person only for birth and care after birth.

  • Two support people may attend throughout labour and birth until transfer to the postnatal ward.
  • A support person may stay overnight by negotiation of the midwife in charge and if a single room can be given.
  • Postnatal care at Birthcare is still possible if you are well after birth.

A quick reminder - please remember to bring your baby's carseat in with you when you come in for your birth. This helps cut down the amount of movement you or your support person has to make around the hospital.

Postnatal wards
  • You can have 2 nominated visitors.
  • Your visitors must visit one at a time between the hours of 7am to 8pm.
  • Your visitor must stay in the room (or bed space in shared rooms) allocated to the person they are visiting.
  • A support person may be able to stay overnight by negotiation with the midwife in charge and if a single room can be allocated. These are limited rooms and the Clinical Charge Midwife decides placement into a single room. Overnight support people will need to sign an agreement outlining what is expected of them during their stay.
  • Ideally, we would like children to stay home but please discuss with the midwife in charge if children need to attend for short visits or on compassionate grounds to enable partners to be in attendance during the day.

Find out the latest for Covid-19 management in NICU on the ADHB website.

Request for consideration for changes to the above on compassionate grounds should be talked about with the midwife in charge.

Assessment on Women’s Assessment Unit (WAU)

One support person can attend for assessment and during early induction in support of the woman. They must remain in the one room and follow staff advice.