The Central Delivery Suite has eleven delivery rooms. We care
for women during their labour and delivery but we also care for
women who are having a planned caesarean section along with more
complex antenatal and postnatal women.
All delivery rooms on Central Delivery Suite have en-suite
facilities, for the comfort and convenience of our patients. They
are fully equipped with modern equipment to care for both mother
and baby, including emergency equipment to ensure the safety of
women and babies in our care.
Our Delivery Suite Theatres are modern and fully equipped for
the use in both planned and emergency caesarean along with some
other aspects of care that may be required to be carried out in
theatre at the discretion of the medical team.
The Delivery Suite has electronic delivery beds in all rooms
designed to aid and assist you in labour. For example, each bed can
be adjusted to support several differing positions for labour and
delivery. When you arrive, we will show you how to use the panel on
the bed to adjust your position.
We offer partners the opportunity to stay overnight after the
birth of their baby. The League of Friends recently provided new
reclining chairs so that partners can stay more comfortably.
Noreen Hart from the National Childbirth Trust (NCT), which
backs the scheme, said: "The option for partners staying for the
first night at PAW is an important step in supporting the beginning
of a family and the feedback from families is that this has made a
huge difference to partners' involvement in their baby's first
hours as well as both parents' overall satisfaction with their
experience. This is a real feather in the cap for PAW and
beautifully demonstrates their commitment to continually improve
the service they provide for parents in and around the area."
Parents have been almost universally positive about the
opportunity for partners, or another adult family member, to stay
the night after a baby is born.
From a mum:
'It was a great help that my husband could stay on the ward with
me, especially as I had a surprise delivery at 33 weeks and was
worried about my baby. Don't think I could have coped
From a dad:
'All the staff have been very helpful and accommodating - for
myself as a new father and for mum. It was great to be able to stay
over for the first night - thanks NCT for aiding this pilot scheme.
The new reclining chairs came onto the ward the next day - good for
snoozing in! The opportunity to stay over was ideal - it would have
been so hard to be separated on our first night. Thank you to
everyone involved in our baby's care.'