Apart from a few exceptions, visiting remains suspended at University Hospital, Coventry, and The Hospital of St Cross, Rugby. We ask that you adhere to these guidelines and continue to ensure the safety of yourselves and your loved ones.


One birth partner can attend all antenatal appointments at both our sites. Birth partners should be from the same household or support bubble and the same person throughout the pregnancy, labour and postnatal period.
If you have had a Covid-19 Lateral Flow Test at home, we may ask you for the results on the day you attend.
Partners will be asked to wait in the Women and Children's entrance foyer to help maintain social distancing.
They will be called when mums-to-be are invited in for their scan. Scan photos can only be purchased by contactless payment at present.
One birthing partner is able to visit their loved one on Wards 24 (antenatal) and Ward 25 (postnatal) at University Hospital, Coventry. Birthing partners are able to book their visiting slot between 11am and 8pm, seven days a week, using our online booking system available here.

Compassionate grounds

Visiting may also be allowed on compassionate grounds (for seriously ill patients or those receiving end-of-life care). For more information click here.


One visitor is also allowed for each child in the Paediatric wards. Click here to read what to expect on your visit and the precautions we are taking to keep everyone safe.

Contacting patients

Friends and family are encouraged to keep in touch with inpatient relatives, who can make free phone calls to landlines from their hospital beds (calls to mobile phones will be charged).
Inpatients can video call their friends and family on our Trust iPads through our free-to-use Patient Connect service. You can find out more about this by clicking here.
In addition, you can send your loved ones in hospital a message through our Thinking of You service.
Thank you for your ongoing support and co-operation. These measures are necessary to help us to further protect our patients, staff and visitors.