Fenland women to benefit from refurbished Labour Ward at Hinchingbrooke Hospital

PREGNANT women in Fenland who choose to give birth at Hinchingbrooke Hospital will soon benefit from a refurbished Labour Ward.

Work is due to be completed by the beginning of February and in the meantime the ward has temporarily moved to a newly refurbished ward at the front of the hospital.

Facilities which will soon be available include ensuite facilities in each of the seven birthing rooms. There will be new floors, furniture, replacement windows and a new midwife station. New baby resuscitation equipment will also be added to the facilities.

The full refurbishment will bring the Labour Ward in line with Hinchingbrooke’s other in-patient areas which have gradually been refurbishment over the past three years.

In September 2009 the midwifery led birthing unit, named Primrose Suite, was officially opened, giving women with low risk pregnancies the chance to give birth in a low risk birthing environment.

Primrose Suite will remain open during the Labour Ward refurbishment.

Janet Driver, General Manager for Women’s Services said: “We are very excited about the new Labour Ward in February. Our women will have excellent facilities in a newly refurbished environment and will continue to receive the quality NHS care from NHS staff that they expect and deserve.”

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