Are you open during the pandemic?
Yes we are. As we’re a fully regulated medical clinic, we are still offering expert pregnancy care and diagnostic ultrasound scans.
Available services include:
- antenatal care
- early viability scans
- early reassurance care
- miscarriage care
- growth scans
- well-being scans
- anomaly scans
- uterine artery scans
- birth plan scans
- group b strep screening
- CVS and amniocentesis
Our gender scan and 4D scan services are currently unavailable.
What hygiene and infection control procedures are in place and which regulatory body has inspected them?
We’re a medical clinic and have all of the routine infection prevention and control policies and procedures in place that you’d expect from a clinical environment. These have been inspected by our regulator, Health Inspectorate Wales. Our routine strict hand hygiene (hand washing/sanitising) procedures remain in place during the pandemic along with routine sanitising of ultrasound probes, equipment and couches. Our routine clinic cleaning has been increased and strengthened with specialist sanitising fogging. You’ll notice that our clinic staff will be wearing PPE (masks, visors, gloves, aprons).
You’ll be asked to:
- stay in your car until we ask you to enter the clinic building (please let us know when you arrive);
- attend by yourself (your guest or partner will not be able to join you in the clinic);
- use hand sanitiser and wear a face-mask (either the one provided by us or your own);
- check your temperature on arrival upstairs at the door of the clinic by using the wall mounted thermal scanner (non-contact);
- provide screening information such as recent symptoms of COVID-19 or any contact with someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 days.
Can guests attend my scan appointment with me?
From MONDAY 20 JULY 2020, pregnant women will now be able to bring one guest to their appointments and ultrasound scans with us here at Innermost.
The Welsh Government issued new guidance for maternity care yesterday and this specifically applies to MEDICAL HOSPITAL/CLINIC settings only (medically run and registered with Healthcare Inspectorate Wales as hospitals or clinics). Read it here: https://gov.wales/hospital-visiting-during-coronavirus-outb…
Under the new guidance, you’ll be able to bring one guest to the following appointments with us:
▪️ early pregnancy clinics, care and ultrasound scans
▪️ anomaly scans
▪️ fetal medicine clinics, care and ultrasound scans
Our stringent infection control measures remain in place and all patients and visitors will still be asked screening questions and required to use hand sanitiser, use the temperature thermal scanner and wear face masks (supplied by us if you don’t have your own).
Please call us on 0345 230 3386 if you have any questions about your existing appointment or to make a booking.