Kings Mill Hospital
The Maternity Ward and Sherwood Birthing Unit can be found on the first floor with both lift and stair access.
The spacious 32 bedded maternity ward is light and airy with views over the reservoir. The ‘horse-shoe’ shaped ward is divided into bays and side rooms offering 50% single room occupancy with en-suite facilities. There are also private showers and toilets adjacent to each bay. The relaxed and comfortable environment gives a ‘home from home’ feel to make your stay as pleasant as possible.
Visiting hours on the maternity ward are 10:00-20:00 for partners, 14:00-16:00 and 18:00-20:00 for other visitors.
Chesterfield Royal Hospital
A purpose built and individually designed Birth Centre at Chesterfield Royal Hospital that opened in January 2010 provides 8 Consultant led care rooms, including 1 with birth pool, and a further 4 midwifery led care rooms, including 3 with birth pools.
For most women the community midwife is responsible for antenatal bookings, reducing the need for attendance at hospital. A patient held maternity record is in use throughout the service. A full range of antenatal tests, including Down’s risk screening is available and ultrasound scanning is carried out on all patients who request screening at 12 and 20 weeks gestation. Ultrasound is accessible to all GP’s and community midwives by direct referral, and includes a limited service at weekends.
Association for Post-Natal Illness
Postnatally depressed women may feel unable to go out of their house, and meeting people may cause them a great deal of stress, therefore contact made on the phone or by e-mail can be ideal.
Telephone: 0207 386 0868
Derby & District National Childbirth Trust
National Childbirth Trust (NCT) Derby and District branch is your local parent support network, helping you become the parent you want to be. Our branch is led by volunteers and offer local parents and parents-to-be invaluable support, services and NCT events.
Telephone: 0300 330 0700
Maternity Action is the UK’s leading charity committed to ending inequality and improving the health and well-being of pregnant women, partners and young children.
Telephone: 0808 800 0041