The new state-of-the art maternity unit, which will include 14 en-suite birthing rooms, two dedicated theatres, a Special Care Baby Unit, Maternity Assessment, and a Bereavement Suite, is due to be completed by December 2017. The final opening date is to be confirmed, but is likely to be in early 2018.
The unit will be built adjacent to the current Antenatal and Gynaecology Clinic at the hospital and will be split over two floors.
The benefits of the new unit for local families will include:
- Improved access to dedicated operating theatres for women in labour
- Improved ability for staff to observe and respond to all women in labour
- All bedrooms will have en-suite toilet and shower
- Improved facilities for the Women and Children’s Unit as a whole
For more information visit the University Hospitals of Morecombe Bay NHS Foundation Trust webpage link: