Partners to be allowed to some baby scans at Bassetlaw Hospital from next week
Partners will be able to accompany mothers to 12 and 20 week scans at Bassetlaw Hospital under new rule changes.
Bosses at Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust said a ‘steady and sustained’ decline in cases of Covid-19 across the last few weeks has enabled certain restrictions to be eased.
From Tuesday April 6, one adult can accompany a mother to both 12 and 20 week scans.
It follows the trust revising its visiting restrictions last week to allow one named visitor per patient for an hour a day.
They had been prevented from doing so since the start of the pandemic in March last year.
Chief nurse at the trust, David Purdue, said: “We are very pleased to be able to welcome partners back to obstetric scans at 12 and 20 weeks.
"Due to the safety requirements introduced since the pandemic swept across our towns, the footprint of our services has made it difficult to accommodate partners safely.
"We have been acutely aware of the strength of feeling in our communities about this matter, and our radiology colleagues have pulled out all the stops to ensure that we can safely allow partners to accompany mums to their appointments.
“We are still operating some restrictions, so we ask that individuals read the guidance carefully and we will continue to review our position on a regular basis.
"I want to also stress the importance that anyone coming to our sites must wear an appropriate face covering, wash their hands regularly and please do not attend, under any circumstances, if you have a cough, cold, diarrhoea, vomiting or a temperature.”