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The Maternity Ward


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

View of the maternity ward reception

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 are 10-8pm for partners, 2-4pm and 6-8pm for other visitors.

There are strictly 2 visitors allowed per person. Mobile phones are permitted.

The telephone numbers for the ward are: 01623 672242.

Image of a nurse security tagging a baby

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, and a new computerised baby security tagging system.