Maternity Services

Women's Health Unit
COVID-19 – Visiting and appointments: Update 12 April 2021

From Monday 12 April 2021, we are pleased to be able offer our pregnant women the opportunity to be supported at a range of appointments by their nominated supporter/partner in line with the latest advice and guidance.

For full details on the appointments affected and the new processes in place, please visit our latest news item: Changes to Maternity visiting arrangements from Monday 12 April 2021.

There are a number of things that you can continue to do to support the maternity staff to keep everyone safe:

  • Please wear a face covering for the duration of any visit or appointment, ensuring your mouth and nose are covered at all times
  • No children to attend maternity service appointments or clinical areas

Please note that to ensure the best conditions for your scan, you will not be able to photograph, film or take live footage. Ultrasound examinations are time consuming, require great concentration, and any disturbances will reduce the effectiveness of the scan and communication with you.

Please stay safe and we thank you for your continued understanding and support.

The maternity service at Torbay Hospital offers Midwifery Lead and Consultant Lead care for approximately 2,500 women per annum. The service is provided by midwifery teams based in the community giving antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal care both at home, children’s centres and in the hospital.

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