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Coronavirus - Information and changes to our Maternity Services

View the latest guidance and information about our services on our Maternity Services during Coronavirus page.

We understand this is a challenging time for expectant mothers and new parents. Information and guidance is regularly changing and we will make every effort to keep women and families updated. 

Labour wards

midwife in labour ward

Please note: Currently due to COVID-19 our birth centre at Samuel Johnson Community Hospital is temporarily closed.

Royal Derby Hospital

Location

Maternity Unit, Royal Derby Hospital
Entrance 21 

Telephone: 01332 785141

About

The labour ward provides care to women before, during and after giving birth. 

There are 17 single bed en-suite labour rooms and a pool room.

We also have a 4 bedded area to provide care to women who are having their labours started off (induced) and a 4 bedded area for those women that need extra care after the birth.

We work as a multidisciplinary team with midwives, obstetricians, anaesthetists, paediatricians and support workers.

It is a good idea to discuss your thoughts with your community midwife and write a birth plan so that everyone involved in your care knows your preferences. 

Services

  • pool room

  • light room

  • epidural service

  • remote monitoring system: where it is possible to monitor a baby’s heartbeat without being restricted to a bed or chair

  • high dependency unit

  • operating theatres

  • neonatal unit

Other information

You may bring 2 people to support you in labour / birth (only 1 in theatre).

It is a good idea to prepare 2 bags. One with things for you and a separate one for baby items.

CD players / iPod docking stations are available in every room.

Please bring your maternity records, your ‘looking after yourself’ booklet and the screening tests with you.

Queen's Hospital Burton

Location

Queen's Hospital Burton 
Floor 1
Belvedere Road
Burton on Trent
Staffordshire
DE13 0RB

You will need to use a lift or stairs to access this service.

How to get here


Telephone

01283 511 511 Ext 4355 or Ex4356

 

Visiting times

Two birthing partners may stay throughout the labour.

There are no dedicated visiting times on Delivery suite, however visiting can be arranged via the delivery suite coordinator.

 

Information for patients and visitors

  • There are no protected meal times
  • Siblings are permitted on the ward to visit once the baby is born
  • No flowers are permitted on the ward