Media Release

Reintroduction of partners attending QEH maternity appointments

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn will be allowing partners to attend maternity appointments going forward.

The reintroduction, which starts from Monday 14 December, allows partners to attend scans including growth scans and any Day Assessment Unit or clinic appointments.

To keep everyone as safe as possible and to limit contact, any partner attending appointments must be in the pregnant mother’s household bubble and their designated birth partner.

As well as this, all patients and visitors are asked to continue using hand sanitizer and wear face coverings throughout their visit and to maintain social distancing from other patients, visitors and staff.

To maintain a safe distance amongst patients, the waiting room is running at a third of its usual capacity. Due to limited space, the maternity team may need to ask partners to wait outside the hospital if the room reaches capacity, however this situation is monitored continuously. To help keep the waiting room as empty as possible, the team also ask that patients attend their hospital appointment no more than five minutes before the allocated time.

Visitors will be asked to wash their hands on arrival at the hospital.  If you don’t have your own facemask these will be provided. These measures are in place to stop the spread of COVID-19 and are vital to ensure the safety of our patients, visitors and staff.