BARNSLEY Hospital has reintroduced visiting to its antenatal and postnatal wards for expectant parents.

A nominated birth partner is now able to visit the new mum and baby for one hour a day.

The visiting slot will be made by appointments only in a bid to control the amount of visitors on the ward at one time.

A spokesperson for the hospital said: “The nominated birth partner must wear a mask as they enter the hospital grounds and throughout their visit on the ward in line with government guidance.

“Birth partner temperatures will be taken on arrival of their allocated slot - if it’s 37.8C or above they will not be given access to the ward and will be advised accordingly.”