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.
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“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.”