Sinn Féin MLA Colm Gildernew has welcomed the news that partners will be allowed to accompany expectant mothers to prenatal appointments and births from 7 May.
The party’s health spokesperson said:
“I welcome confirmation that from Friday partners can again company expectant mothers to prenatal appointments and births.
“This is great news and a relief for many families across the north.
“We are continuing to make great progress on the pathway to recovery and today’s announcement is another step on that path.”