To help us continue to improve our service, this web site uses cookies. They cannot be used to identify you. Using this site implies an agreement to continue accepting them. For more details please see managing the cookies we use.  

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.

This ensures that all midwifery skills are fully maintained and utilised. We have a team of Maternity Support Workers (MSWs) 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.

Your birth partner is welcomed to stay 24/7 to support you. Other visitors and your own children 2.30pm-7pm (with a maximum of two adults at a time, including your birth partner).
  • 39 beds
  • 8 4-bedded rooms and 7 single rooms (5 with en-suite facilities)
  • 1 special requirement room
  • Dining area
  • Study/meeting room
  • Staff rest room
  • Offices for Maternity staff

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.

back to top