Maternity Services

Women's Health Unit
COVID-19 – Visiting and appointments: Update 22 November 2021

Our Maternity services are pleased to announce changes to the number of supporters during labour and extended times on the ward which will come into effect from Monday 22 November 2021.

For full details on the changes, please see our latest news item: Maternity services visiting and supporters update – Tuesday 16 November 2021

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

  • Wearing a mask at all times whilst attending appointments.
  • Using hand gel or washing your hands regularly.
  • Not attending if you have symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Having your COVID-19 vaccinations.

We want to thank all families who have supported us over the past few months by following the safety precautions that we have set to keep you, your supporters and our staff safe during such challenging times.

As every part of the NHS is currently under extreme pressure. We would like to reassure you that your Maternity Services are open and here to support you – for more information, read our latest news item: Update from your Maternity Services – December 2021 .

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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