Pregnant women’s partners can attend Sligo University Hospital appointments

Partners of pregnant women and new mothers can now attend appointments at Sligo University Hospital.

They are now permitted to be present as support during labour and for a time after birth.

The ban was implemented in September of last year.

People will be allowed a one hour visit per day, they will be screened for Covid-19 prior to their visit and will be required to wear a mask for the duration.

Independent Sligo Councillor, Marie Casserly says it’s been a worrying time for expectant parents and it’s welcome news.