Some visitors now allowed at University Hospital Coventry

Birthing partners will now be allowed to visit their loved ones in hospital under a new online booking system, funded by UHCW Charity.

Entrance to University Hospital Coventry & Warwickshire

Those whose partners have given birth at University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire (UHCW) will now be allowed to visit their loved ones in hospital.

Visiting on Wards 24 (antenatal) and Ward 25 (postnatal) will be permitted for birthing partners under a new online visitor booking system.

Visitors will have to book in advance to ensure the wards do not get over capacity.

The new booking system, funded by the UHCW Charity, will allow visiting from midday until 16:00 seven days a week.

Chosen birth partners are already able to stay on-site throughout labour and birth.

Though, visitors are currently not allowed at the Antenatal Clinic or the Fetal Wellbeing Unit.

All visitors are expected to comply with social distancing rules and wear a face covering at all times while inside the hospital.

Gaynor Armstrong from UHCW, commented: “We understand how hard the visiting restrictions have been for family and friends of patients, and our team has been working extremely hard behind the scenes to allow visitors safely back into our hospital.

“The introduction of the visitor booking system is really positive news and it will enable us to ensure the safety of our patients, visitors and staff whilst reintroducing birthing partners.

“Following the launch of the system in the Maternity department we’re looking at introducing it into other areas.

“We’d also like to say a huge thank you to everyone that has supported us during this difficult time.”

To access the system and find out more, visit uhcw-visitors.co.uk.