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Labour ward refurbishment
The eagerly awaited refurbishment of some of our Labour Ward rooms at York Hospital will start on 13 May 2013. This refurbishment is expected to take 8 weeks and during this time the pool room will be out of use.
We appreciate how disappointing this will be for women who would like to use the facility, however there is a Midwife Led Unit (MLU) at Scarborough with birthing pools that will be available for use.
For further information please don't hesitate to contact Tricia Fowler 01904 726104 or Lynn Duggan 01723 346124.
The Maternity Unit compromises:
This has 9 labour/birthing rooms, 2 observation rooms, a birthing poolroom, an anaesthetic room and 2 obstetric theatres.
This is an antenatal ward of 12 beds which includes 4 induction / early labour rooms.
This is a postnatal ward consisting of 20 beds and 20 cots.
Care is provided by teams of midwives, some of who come into the unit to maintain their professional skills. Opportunities are available for hospital-based midwives to undertake a rotational period to community if they so wish. The first Children's Centre opened in July 2006 and the second In December 2007. There are currently 8 planned for York across 3 geographical areas and 2 in the Selby area. The service is working towards having the community teams based within the 3 main Children's Centres in York where this is possible.
This is open 9.00am to 5.00pm, Monday to Friday.
This is situated on the York Hospital site and is open 8.45am to 5.00pm, Monday to Friday. Antenatal ultrasound is part of this facility.
An antenatal clinic is held every Monday at Selby War Memorial Hospital. Antenatal scanning facilities are also available at Selby. Antenatal Screening service is provided from this area.
The Antenatal Clinic and Antenatal Day Unit are known collectively as Antenatal Day Services (ANDS). The Antenatal Day Services appointment line is 01904 725666. Danielle Marks is the Antenatal Day Service Co-ordinator.
This is part of the Child Health Directorate, but is sited adjacent to the labour ward. Regular meetings are held between senior midwives and paediatricians to discuss policies and procedures relating to care of neonates and individual babies. (You can read more about SCBU here).
The majority of the antenatal care is provided in the community setting by the woman's named midwife, particularly for low risk women. Antenatal screening for Downs Syndrome, a dating scan and triple test, is offered to all women so the booking visit takes place as early as possible in the pregnancy. Women can be booked for Consultant or Midwifery-Led Care throughout the childbirth experience. A weekly antenatal clinic is held for pregnant women with diabetes that is supported by a Consultant Diabetologist working with the lead Consultant Obstetrician. There is also a 2 weekly high-risk antenatal clinic led by Consultant Obstetricians. There is a direct referral pathway between the midwives and the Obstetric Medical teams if required.
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