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Maternal & Child screening during the Coronavirus Pandemic

Antenatal Screening Wales, Newborn Bloodspot Screening and Newborn Hearing Screening programmes have continued during the Coronavirus pandemic as these all have short window of time for prompt identification and treatment.  We will try our best to continue but this will be dependent on our staffing levels and those of our colleagues in the health boards.

Newborn Hearing Screening Wales are restarting the newborn hearing screening clinics from July 2020 for those babies that were not screened in hospital. We will make contact with parents to offer the screening and explain the arrangements for attending the clinics.

Communication regarding flexibility of the Maternal and Child screening programmes during the Covid-19 pandemic has been sent to all health boards in Wales.