The postnatal ward has 16 beds: there are 3 bays, each containing 4 beds. There are also 4 single rooms that are allocated to mums who have a high clinical need.
Single rooms may be available for private use for a charge of £75 per 24-hour period.
Chamomile Room, with an ensuite, may be available for a charge £175 per 24 hours.
Rooms cannot be booked in advance, but you can express your interest during pregnancy. Alternatively, you can ask about availability of our amenity rooms following the birth of your baby. Mums who have the clinical need for a single room will take priority.
Transitional Care is an 8-bed ward for babies who require some extra help and support, but who don’t need to be care for in the NNU (Neonatal Unit). Mums remain in hospital with their babies. The main care for these babies is carried out by the mums, with professional support.
If your baby requires additional care, they will go to the NNU. Mums with babies in the NNU will usually have a single room. Occasionally, when the unit is busy, we will try to place mums whose babies are in the NNU together in a 4-bed bay. You can visit your baby in the NNU whenever you like, there are no visiting restrictions for parents.
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