Antenatal Ward

For women staying in hospital due to complications with their pregnancy

Directions: from the main North Wing entrance, turn right at main reception and then left towards North Wing. Take the lift to the 7th floor and follow signs to the Antenatal Ward.


Welcome to the Antenatal Ward, which cares for women who need to stay in hospital due to complications with their pregnancy.

General information

  • number of beds: 19 beds, consisting of four bays with four beds each, and three side rooms.

Information for visitors

  • partners can visit 9am - 8pm, relatives and friends can visit 3pm - 7pm
  • three visitors at any one time, including your partner
  • to reduce the risk of infection, children under the age of 16 are not allowed onto the ward unless they are your children
  • you can use your mobile phone on the ward, but please respect other patients while using it, especially when they may be asleep. Please keep your phone on silent mode 
  • cut flowers are allowed on the ward.

Your care on the postnatal ward

Ward rounds

A consultant or his/her team will see you each day during their ward rounds, which generally start at 9am. This will not necessarily be the consultant you were allocated at the time of booking. You will be given a named midwife at the start of every shift. Shifts run from 7.45am - 8.15pm and 7.45pm - 8.15am. 

A resident pharmacist and physiotherapist come to the ward each day. If you have any questions or problems, please talk to your midwife. If she/he is unable to help, ask the midwife in charge that day.  All staff caring for you will introduce themselves to you and will be wearing an ID badge.

Mealtimes

  • breakfast – 8am
  • lunch – 12 noon
  • dinner – 5.30pm.

Meals are served in the day room. If you are on bedrest, your meal will be brought to your bedside. You can choose your meals on the day from a variety of food options.

We have a 'protected mealtime' policy between 12 noon - 12.30pm and 5.30pm - 6pm so you can eat without being interrupted.

Hot drinks are available at all times from the tea trolley in the kitchenette. This is free for patients, but we ask visitors to make a small donation. Water is also available in the kitchenette.

See our meals page for more information.

Facilities on the ward

There is a day room for you and your visitors to use. Please respect the area and keep it clean. We hold daily breastfeeding information classes in the day room and run parent education classes on Thursdays, unless we are short staffed.

The Hospedia (formerly patientline) service by your bed offers a radio that you can use for free and a television, which you have to pay for. It also offers a telephone.

Tell us what you think

We hope your stay is as pleasant as possible. If you or any of your visitors have a question or compliment or concern, please: 

Support and information

  • Maternity patient leaflets and support

Access guide

Accessibility information to support you.

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