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Patients & Visitors


Mary Ward

Baby lying on their front

Postnatal Care Videos

Please take a look at the following advice for the postnatal period.

We aim to offer a team approach to care as far as possible. A small team of Midwives are based on Mary Ward as a core team to provide continuity along with Midwives who rotate between Mary Ward and Bath Birthing Centre on a 4-monthly basis.

This ensures that all midwifery skills are fully maintained and utilised. We have a team of Maternity Support Workers (MSW's) that help support mothers and their families; they are a valuable part of the maternity team on Mary Ward and they work alongside the midwives.

Mary Ward also has a number of volunteers some of whom have been specifically trained to offer infant feeding peer support.

Amenity beds are also available if requested at a cost of £100 per night. You may need to vacate the room if the room is required by another mother for a clinical reason.

Please take a look at the COVID-19 visiting page.
  • 39 beds
  • 8 4-bedded rooms and 7 single rooms (5 with en-suite facilities)
  • 1 special requirement room
  • Large reception / dining area
  • Study/meeting room
  • Staff rest room for staff use
  • Community Midwives office
  • Risk Management office
  • Specialist Midwives office

Meals and Drinks

Meals are provided for the birth mother only and not the support person. There is a choice of menu and we also cater for special dietary needs (please inform staff of any dietary needs). Meal times are approximately as follows:

  • Breakfast 7.00 - 9.30am
  • Lunch 12.00 - 12.30pm
  • Supper 5.00 - 5.30pm

Hot drinks are available for patients throughout the day.

Personal Belongings

Women are encouraged not to bring valuables into hospital.

Contact the Ward

General Enquiries:

If you have a large family, please appoint a spokesperson to keep other members informed of your wellbeing. Mobile phones can be used on the ward but we ask they are put to silent mode after 10.00pm.

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