Birth partners offered COVID-19 tests
Partners accompanying mums-to-be as they deliver their baby are now being offered COVID-19 tests.
In a move to combat the virus, North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust is asking every birth partner to take a self-administered Lateral Flow test on their arrival to the delivery suite.
The test, which will also be offered to partners attending elective caesarean sections, returns results within 30 minutes.
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