Coronavirus/Covid-19 key information for patients and visitors

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On Pannal Ward we care for women and babies during the postnatal period. We also look after women who have complications during their pregnancy which require hospital admission.

Due to the impact of planning for Coronavirus, visiting times have changed. Click here for the latest visiting guidance on Pannal Ward.

We have flexible visiting hours for partners and siblings of the baby. We ask all other visitors to adhere to our general visiting times of 3-8pm. Please note that we do not allow children under the age of 12 onto Pannal Ward unless they are the siblings of the baby. Two people to a bedside plus birthing partner.


We want to make you feel as comfortable as possible when you visit our wards, and all our staff aim to adhere to our values of Passionate, Respectful, and Responsible. Find out more information about our vision and values.


Key staff

Ward Manager: Charlie Kent
Matron: Danielle Bhanvra
Obstetric Consultants: Kat Johnson (Clinical Director), Adrian Barnett, Debbie Cross, Allison Amin (Clinical Lead), Efstathios Altanis, Michael Critchley and Mr Winston Justin

Maternity, and Postnatal.
Visiting Times
In light of Covid-19, visiting has changed. Only one person is permitted to visit. A visiting slot between either 10-12pm or 2-4pm will be allocated to you in the morning by the midwife in charge. If you are being discharged home you will not be allocated a visiting slot on that day. If you are attending for an induction of labour your partner can attend with you. No children will be permitted to visit.
Ward Manager
Charlie Kent
First floor, Strayside Wing, Harrogate District Hospital
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