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Short hospital visiting hours 'wholly unnecessary'

The Royal College of Midwives wants fathers to be more involved in the post-natal care of mothers and new born children as many feel they are uninformed and unwelcome once the birth itself is over.

Father Ed McKenzie describes his experiences on a pilot scheme which kept fathers with mothers throughout the hospital stay. And Dr. Peter Carter of The Royal College of Nursing talks about how restrictive short visiting hours are in general patient care at hospitals and care homes.

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