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Partners and families

Women with partners and other children need the opportunity to bond as a family. Visiting is encouraged and visiting times are flexible between 10.00 and 21.00. The number and timing of visits will depend on what’s best for you and your baby. 

Your partner, or another relative if you choose, will be encouraged to help you care for your baby when they visit.

Staff can talk to your partner or other relatives to answer any questions they have – but they will not share Information about you without your consent.  Staff will help partners to understand your illness and treatment. They will talk to your partner about how they can best help and support you during your admission and when you go home.

Partners will be offered support for themselves. It is common for partners to be stressed and worried if a mother is unwell enough to need admission to Thumbswood.

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