Questions and answers
- Is it possible to have childbirth at Medicover Hospital? Yes, at Medicover Hospital it is possible to have a childbirth – either natural labour or Caesarean section. Since 25 May 2020, the possibility to attend the childbirth for one accompanying person has been resumed, the partner may also stay with mother and child in the ward – however, any visits to hospital patients are still not allowed. To learn more about family births, please check https://porody.medicover.pl/en/covid-19-important/childbirth/. For more details, please call the hospital hotline at +48 500 900 900.
- Why is it so important to isolate patients? In the current epidemiological situation, each hospital is required to take care of the safety of both currently hospitalised patients, as well as new patients, and the safety of healthcare personnel. The limitation on the number of people in the department and the isolation of hospitalised patients significantly decrease the risk of the virus spreading.
- Are patients in the obstetrical department protected? Patients in the Medicover obstetric department stay in single rooms with separate bathrooms. The rooms are equipped with antibacterial gels and are regularly disinfected. Any possible contact between patients is minimised. Everyone who enters the hospital, both patients and personnel, undergoes a double triage, i.e. a preliminary epidemiological health assessment. During the assessment, the patient is also asked to disinfect the hands and is equipped with a surgical mask and plastic gloves. We are aware that no one will replace your loved ones, but our midwives take care of every mother-to-be attentively, with regard to her safety, comfort and well-being.
- Is it possible to conclude a childbirth agreement remotely? Yes, a patient who has been qualified and has decided to give birth at our hospital may conclude an agreement remotely. The Hospital Manager will send all the required documents, including a scan of the agreement and payment details, to the e-mail address previously specified. The agreement will be concluded fully remotely. The patient declares that she accepts the terms of the agreement by sending a specific declaration via email.
- Are check-ups still held at the facility? Yes, check-up visits and health checks for mothers-to-be, who have their prenatal visits and plan to give birth to their children in our hospital, are performed at the Hospital Consulting Centre. A mother-to-be should come for check-ups alone, without an accompanying person.
- Why isn’t a pregnant woman allowed to enter the examination in the hospital with an accompanying person? According to the recommendations of the Ministry of Health, the Chief Sanitary Inspector and national consultants in the field of obstetrics, gynaecology and perinatology of 20 March 2020, any visits to hospital wards have been suspended. This objective of this decision is to reduce the possibility of spreading the COVID-19 infection as well as to minimise the transmission of the virus in the environment.
- May an accompanying person stay with a woman during childbirth? Yes, a woman can be accompanied by one person during childbirth. Entering the hospital ward is possible upon reliable completion and signing an epidemiological survey as well as compliance with the rules of the ward. To find out more about the terms and conditions of attending the birth, please speak with our consultant – the hotline number is +48 500 900 900.