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Maternity Services

We are pleased that from Monday 17th May, we are relaxing visiting within our maternity services. To help protect you, your family and our colleagues, we are introducing Lateral Flow Device testing for women and their partners or support person and asking them to input results into an app.

There is more information about this testing in the leaflets available down the right hand side of this page.

You can download the Health Call App to input your results by accessing this link:

We will also be introducing additional PCR testing.

  • PCR testing for women in advance of an elective delivery with Rapid PCR Testing being used when women present in spontaneous labour.
We will also be opening up scheduled visiting on the Postnatal Wards with the partner/support person initially visiting one hour per day every day.
On our neonatal wards we will be supporting both parents to visit their baby together at the same time by appointment.

If you have any concerns or queries please just contact your midwife.

*Please note our leaflets are available in different languages or formats upon request. Please contact your midwife or the Trust's communications team on to make a request.

'Care received was fantastic and I was very well looked after and very impressed.'

Patient, Day Surgery, Darlington Memorial Hospital