On the postnatal ward our multi-disciplinary team provides individualised care for women admitted following the birth of their baby.
Babies will remain with their mothers during their hospital stay as per the “Baby Friendly” initiative.
Transitional care provision for babies requiring higher levels of care is provided on the ward with support from the neonatal team.
Following discharge midwifery care is transferred to the community midwifery service. Any questions in between visits from your midwife are welcomed via the maternity advice line.
Telephone line: 01642 854517
Visiting hours: For one birth partner 10am until 9pm, all other visitors are welcomed between 2pm and 4pm (two to a bed please). Please do not visit if you are experiencing illness/an existing health condition or are overly tired. Only siblings of the baby are welcomed on the ward, no other children please.
All women may opt to have their partner or one companion to remain with them overnight. We will provide a chair, you may bring a blanket/pillow/food/drink. Overnight companions will be asked to follow rules to ensure the safety and privacy of the new mums on the ward and staff.