We take great pride in supporting individual choice and providing the highest standard of care for women and their families. The unit has facilities to support both high and low risk pregnancies with a midwifery led delivery suite as well as a consultant led suite.
Your birth choices
- birth at home (a home birth)
- birth in the Acorn Suite, our midwifery led unit
- birth in the Delivery Suite, our labour ward, which is staffed by obstetricians, midwives and specialists including anaesthetists.
Tours of our facilities are run on Saturday and Sunday afternoons, women and their partners (we request only one other to come in with them and no children). You will be taken round by one of our maternity support workers who is available to answer any questions you may have.
To book a tour of our facilities call 01234 795747 and you will be booked on the next available weekend tour.
Day Assessment Unit
The unit is located on the second floor of Cygnet Wing on Orchard Ward. If you have concerns after you are 20 weeks pregnant you can contact the unit yourself or be referred in by your midwife or GP.
The unit is comprised of four beds, staffed by a midwife throughout the week from 7am-9pm, and at weekends from 9am -5pm.
You can self-refer if you have concerns during your pregnancy.
Most women go into labour spontaneously by the time they are 42 weeks pregnant. If your pregnancy lasts longer than 42 weeks the day assessment unit offers outpatient induction of labour for all low risk women.
Contact telephone no: 01234 792060