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Formerly St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

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Maternity Visiting

Visitors MUST NOT attend the hospital if they have symptoms or test positive for COVID-19.

Visiting arrangements:

  • Two birth partners may attend Delivery Suite
  • One nominated adult may attend the pre/post-natal ward between 9am – 9pm
  • One nominated adult may attend antenatal appointments and scans, both in the hospital and in the community.

Ward 2E, Pre and Postnatal Ward

  • Visiting times: 1.30pm to 4.00pm and 6.00pm to 7.00pm

Maximum of two visitors per bedside, including the nominated adult.

Maternity Triage

If you are worried about the health of you or your baby during pregnancy, you can call our Maternity Triage team on:

Tel: 0151 290 4489 for advice and support.

If you think your baby's movements have reduced, then you must call the number above. You can also visit the following website for more information: 


Maternity care is essential and has been developed over many years with improving success to reduce complications in mothers and babies. The risks of not attending care include harm to you, your baby or both of you. It is important that you continue to attend your scheduled routine care when you are well.

If you or someone who lives in your household has got symptoms of COVID-19, please contact us through maternity triage on Tel: 0151 290 4489 so that we can review your plan of care and take appropriate safety measures. 

We may offer you a phone or video consultation to replace your upcoming appointment, but we will discuss this with you first.

Care at home after the birth

You and your baby will receive a visit at home on day 5 where we will offer your baby the Newborn Blood Spot Screening and to weigh your baby.

If you or a member of your household have any symptoms of COVID-19 while still receiving postnatal care in the community it is important that you contact us before we visit.

Family wellbeing

Domestic abuse

You do not have to wait for an emergency situation to find help. If domestic abuse is happening to you, it's important to tell someone and remember you're not alone.

One in four women experience domestic abuse or domestic violence at some point in their lives.

Pregnancy is known to be a trigger for domestic abuse and abuse may get worse during pregnancy or after the baby is born. 

Below are the links to further information and there is a 24-hour National Domestic Abuse Helpline Tel: 0808 2000 247

Cover your tracks online

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Useful website links and resources

You should call 999 if you're in immediate danger.

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