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Coronavirus Kent: Darent Valley Hospital, Dartford, restricts visitors to maternity ward

A hospital has restricted visiting to its maternity ward in the wake of the cornovarius pandemic.

Darent Valley Hospital in Dartford is only allowing one person to visit new mums and mums-to-be - and it has to remain the same person.

Darent Valley Hospital in Dartford.
Darent Valley Hospital in Dartford.

It has also stopped children visiting the department, which means siblings cannot visit their new little brothers and sisters.

A post on the hospital trust's Facebook page said: "To ensure that our mothers and babies are protected and kept as safe as possible during the coronavirus pandemic, we are restricting visiting to our Maternity Unit.

"Only one person can accompany/stay/visit per mum, this can be a partner, family member or designated birthing partner - no swapping. This MUST remain the same person.

"Children (including siblings) are not allowed to visit the Maternity Unit until further notice.

"Thank you for your understanding."

Advice for pregnant mothers can be found here.

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