The Maternity Ward is a mixed Antenatal and Postnatal ward.
The delivery suite has ten delivery rooms, the majority of which are en-suite. There are also birthing pools available for women who are unsuitable for the Midwifery-led unit. There are two dedicated theatres for delivery suite with easy access to the Neonatal unit.
In both the Midwifery-led unit and Delivery Suite birthing balls and bean bags are available for all women.
The ward is situated on the first floor of the Women’s and Children’s Hospital. Access to the building is through the main front entrance of the Women and Children’s Hospital 8am to 8pm Monday to Friday. Out of these times access is via the side entrance.
Access to the Maternity Ward is via an Intercom system and alcohol gel is available for you to use on your hands before you enter the ward and on leaving.
The ward has 26 single en-suite rooms with showers. With six bedded post operative bay for women who have been to theatre or who need closer observation. You will be moved from this bay into a single room when the midwife has assessed you as stable, usually 6-8 hours after surgery.
The Eden Suite boasts a home from home atmosphere in order to make your experience as relaxing and enjoyable as possible.