Maternity Unit visiting times

Torbay Maternity Unit has undergone review of its security and visiting arrangements in liaison with mothers using the unit and these visiting times are listed below:

Delivery Suite

You will only be able to have a maximum of 2 birth supporters with you during your time on delivery suite (no swapping).
No other visitors will be allowed on Delivery Suite.

John MacPherson Ward

Father/Partner: 9am to 9pm

Own children: 9am – 12pm and 2.30pm – 9pm

Lunch time/Rest period

12.30pm – 2.30pm (We politely request that all children leave at this time)

General visiting

5pm – 8pm (Due to limited space we request a maximum of 3 visitors per bedside

Please note, no other visitors under 16 are allowed on the ward, other than the mother’s own children.

All visitors must report to the Postnatal Reception and give the name of the person they are visiting. They will also be requested to sign in the visitors book and on leaving the unit, to sign out. A maximum of 3 visitors at any one time per mother is recommended.

For reasons of confidentiality, no patient information will be given over the telephone. Please discourage telephone enquiries from friends and family.

Thank you for your co-operation with this matter. Please note that the hospital has a No Smoking policy which operates throughout all hospital areas, including the grounds.

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