The COVID-19 pandemic brought unprecedented challenges to all hospitals, including Cork University Maternity Hospital (CUMH). In order to protect patients and staff, CUMH had to limit access to the hospital. However, the hospital recognized the importance of support for expectant parents and understood that partners play a vital role in the pregnancy journey.
As a solution, CUMH implemented the Hospital Visiting System developed by Yellow Schedule that allowed patients attending out-patient clinics to be accompanied by their partners for their all-important anatomy scans, which check the baby's development. The system ensures that patients are able to receive the support they need while also adhering to safety protocols, making the experience as positive as possible for both patients and their partners.