Patients & Visitors

Mary Ward (Maternity)


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About the Ward

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 CDS on a 4-monthly basis. This ensures that all midwifery skills are fully maintained and utilised. We have a team of Maternity Care Assistants (MCAs) 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 breast feeding peer support.

Mothers may have their partners stay with them to support them during this special time in their lives. Partners are also encouraged to stay when women undergo induction of labour if facilities are available. Unfortunately at present there are no facilities on the ward for partners to shower. Mary Ward is a female ward and the privacy and dignity of the women that we care for is paramount. For this reason, on rare occasions, we may not always be able to accommodate a male partner but the staff will always endeavour to facilitate a partner to stay if appropriate.

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.

Visiting times:

  • Partners: Welcome anytime. Can stay overnight.
  • Children: Welcome.
  • Others: 2:00pm–4:00pm, and 6:30pm–7:30pm (maximum 2 visitors & partner)

Facilities include:

  • 40 beds
  • 8 4-bedded rooms and 7 single rooms (5 with en-suite facilities)
  • 1 special requirement room
  • Large reception / dining area

Staff and support facilities include:

  • Study/meeting room
  • Staff rest room for staff use
  • Community Midwives office
  • Risk Management office
  • Specialist Midwives office

Meals and Drinks

There is a choice of menu and we also cater for special 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

Patients are encouraged not to bring valuables into hospital.

Contact the Ward

General Enquiries:

01225 824662

As a patient, if you have a large family, please appoint a spokesperson to keep other members informed of your well-being. Patients are also able to use their mobile phones on the ward but we ask that they are put on silent mode after 10:00pm

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