The Maternity Ward

During the Covid-19 pandemic we have produced these FAQs on our Maternity page to help with any queries you may have.

The Maternity Ward and Sherwood Birthing Unit can be found on the first floor with both lift and stair access.

The spacious 32 bedded maternity ward is light and airy with views over the reservoir. The ‘horse-shoe’ shaped ward is divided into bays and side rooms offering 50% single room occupancy with en-suite facilities. There are also private showers and toilets adjacent to each bay. The relaxed and comfortable environment gives a ‘home from home’ feel to make your stay as pleasant as possible.

Visiting hours on the maternity ward:

During the pandemic, we are asking only birth partners to visit our Maternity Ward. Birth partners who wish to visit are asked to only visit during the times below. We have changed the visiting hours to keep our colleagues, patients and visitors as safe as possible. 

Birth partners who wish to visit our maternity ward will be asked to visit during the following times: 

12noon – 4pm - Monday - Sunday.

All birth partners who are visiting must wear surgical masks during their visit. If you are exempt from wearing a face mask, you will be asked to wear a visor, which we will provide. 

In order to keep everyone safe and limit the footfall and excessive movement of people around the ward, partners are asked if they leave the ward during their allocated visiting slot, to not return until their visiting slot the next day. If you leave the ward during your visit you will not be permitted back onto the ward until the next day. We are also asking visitors to stay by the bed of the person they are visiting in order to keep everyone safe. 

We hope you understand that we are doing our very best to manage visiting under difficult circumstances, whilst also keeping our patients, colleagues and visitors as safe as possible, please remember to be kind to our colleagues and treat them with respect, we are all doing our very best to help you and your family during the pandemic.  

Mobile phones are permitted.

The telephone numbers for the ward are: 01623 672242.

The safety of mothers and babies within the maternity unit is very important, this is maximised by a buzzer system to gain access into the unit.