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Patients & Visitors


Supporting births at home and at Chippenham Birth Centre in March

Updated: 31 January 2023

We are pleased to confirm that from 8am on Tuesday 21 March we will be able to support your choice to birth at home and at Chippenham Birth Centre.

We will also be continuing to support births at Frome Birth Centre and Bath Birthing Centre (RUH Hospital, Bath).

Strep A

We know parents and carers are worried about recent reports of cases of Group A Strep in children and young people. Please remember the importance of hand hygiene and please let us know if you've been in close contact with someone who has been unwell.
Find out more about Strep A

Updated 3 August 2022

With immediate effect we are pleased to announce maternity visiting as follows:


A support person can attend all antenatal appointments.

Your support people will be able to support you through labour and birth.

One support person can stay overnight for the first night after for the birth. Additional overnight stays will be considered on an individual basis depending on clinical need.

Your support person can continue to attend all scan appointments.


We recommended a stay for first night only but you are welcome to stay for more nights if you wish, once a partner's agreement has been signed. If you are not staying over, visiting hours are 9am to 9pm.

Visiting hours are 2.30pm to 7pm. We ask for a maximum of 2 adults per bed (including birth partner), but you are able to swap visitors in and out during this time period.

Further information

We work closely with the local maternity voice partnership:

You can give anonymous feedback via Maternity Voices Partnership survey.

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