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Ward 205

Wards 205 and 206 are inside the Maternity Centre. There are 28 beds on each ward. On each ward there are 12 ensuite side rooms and 4 en-suite bays (4 beds per bay).

A number of consu​ltant obstetricians work on these wards, providing specialist care for women admitted both before and after birth. ​The wards have disabled access in all areas including bathrooms. An assisted bathroom is also available.

During your stay in hospital we encourage you to keep your baby in a cot by your bed at all times, unless any special treatment is required. This helps you to get to know your baby and promote bonding and reduces the risk of accidental drops or falls

On the ward the midwives will continue to help to plan your care and that of your baby, conducting daily clinical assessments and observations on both you and your baby

Help and support will be available to give you confidence in caring for your baby, and the staff will make sure that you and your baby are well. Additionally during your stay the Newborn Infant Physical Examination (NIPE) examination and hearing screening will be conducted. 

Please discuss your plan for going home with the midwife on the ward, if you require medical discharge, you will be seen by medical staff to review you prior to discharge and any medication you require to go home with will be provided

You will be visited at home the day after you return. By the community midwifery team

Our maternity centre has been accredited as 'UNICEF (United Nations Children's Fund) Baby Friendly' because of our best practice standards in breastfeeding. There are also breastfeeding co-ordinators available to offer support to women on the wards. 

Mobile telephones are permitted on the wards

Meal Times


Breakfast: 08:00

Lunch: 12:00

Evening meal:  17:00

Medication Rounds





Please use call bell if analgesia required between these times or overnight

Call Bell

Orange button for assistance.

Red triangle on wall (pull) for emergency.

Yellow button – overhead light (hold to dim/ brighten, press on/off).

Visiting Times

09:00-21:00 Main visitor and own children

18:00-21:00 All other visitors (2 at a time)

NO OTHER CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 16 – apart from patients own

Dayroom for patients

Meals for patients, water fountain, snacks and hot drinks for patients

The dayroom is closed between handover times –>  07:20 – 08:00 and 19:30-20:10