Supporting Our Patients During COVID-19 Outbreak
19th July 2021 Update
As a healthcare setting we are continuing to limit the number of guests at our clinics to keep everyone safe. Each clinic has been assessed according to its size to ensure adequate social distancing is possible and please contact your local clinic for guest numbers.
- 1 in 10 pregnant women in hospital with COVID-19 need intensive care.
- Women with symptoms of COVID-19 are twice as likely to give birth
early, exposing baby to the risks of prematurity.
- Pregnant women who tested positive for COVID-19 at the time of birth
are more likely to develop pre-eclampsia or need an emergency
Wearing a mask protects you, they protect
others including your baby, even before birth.
Window to the Womb is a healthcare setting like your Doctor’s, Dentist, or
a hospital. Within our England based clinics, please do the right thing and make sure everyone wears a mask (unless exempt) even after 19th July. In Scotland, Wales & Northern Ireland clinics, masks remain a legal requirement - if you are attending a clinic in these areas, you must wear a mask or face covering (unless exempt).
All our staff will continue to wear PPE and are continuing with our strict COVID cleaning policies. By wearing a mask, you are helping to reduce the risks above.
How Many People Can I Bring?
Maternity Care in Hospital
The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) have expressed the importance of continuing to receive antenatal care during the Coronavirus outbreak:
“It is really important that you continue to attend your scheduled routine care when you are well. If you have symptoms of possible coronavirus infection, you should contact your midwife to postpone routine visits until after the isolation period is over.”
We are keeping the Care Quality Commission (CQC) updated with all changes during the outbreak.
We are continuing to follow the guidance from PHE and RCOG.
We are listed on the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) catalogue for Coronavirus suppliers to offer our support to the public sector.
We are working with a number (but not all) NHS trusts to adjust our referral pathways and adapt our services to best support trusts at a local level.