Throughout the pandemic, our visiting policy has been developed in line with Public Health England and NHS England national guidance and in response to changing infection rates in London to protect patients, their visitors and staff.


You can bring one support partner to:

  • All scans
  • All midwife appointments
  • All Fetal Medicine Unit appointments
  • All attendances to the Maternal Fetal Assessment Unit

Please note that this does not include GTT glucose tests.

Visitors for outpatient appointments will be required to wait just outside the building as waiting areas inside the hospital cannot accommodate all patients and visitors while socially distanced. Visitors will be able to join patients when they are brought into a room and the appointment starts.


Two support partners for:

  • Admissions for induction of labour
  • Admissions for labour and birth


We are pleased to update you with the changes to our maternity visiting as below:

Birthing partner can stay for 24 hours on Birth Centre, Postnatal Ward & ACU.

Second person can visit the Birth Centre, Postnatal Ward & ACU (including children/siblings) between 2-8pm

Please note this only applies to Maternity Inpatients (Birth Centre, Postnatal Ward & ACU) for the time being.

All visitors for all outpatient and inpatient appointments will require an ID badge which is produced on that day for that day only by ground floor reception staff.

We recommend that visitors arrive 15 minutes before the scheduled appointment time to allow time for this badge to be produced.

Please note, our visitor policy has changed due to the current climate. The information below is not inline with our current policy.  The latest information can be found above and on the maternity homepage. Thank you.

We welcome family and friends to our maternity unit; however, visiting times are restricted as we know that new parents need time together to get to know their new baby.

We would appreciate it if you help us to look after you and your baby by letting your potential visitors know the following information:

  • Visitors are allowed from 14:00 – 20:00.
  • Maximum visitors: (including your partner) - for under 16s, only siblings are permitted
  • Location: 3rd floor, Elizabeth Garrett Anderson (EGA) Wing
  • Telephone: 020 3447 6313 or 020 3447 6312

What else you need to know

  • Visitors may be asked to wait if it is not a convenient time to visit when they arrive.
  • Please do not to bring any babies or children to the hospital unless they are brothers or sisters of the new baby as newborn babies are vulnerable to infection.
  • Please ensure you and those visiting you observe hand hygiene measures when entering and leaving the ward by using the hand hygiene gel that is provided in these areas. This is to protect you and the new mothers and babies from some infections.