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Good Hope Hospital – Delivery Suite

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Delivery Suite

Our Delivery Suite is a friendly, multi-professional environment, situated on the first floor of Fothergill Block, with lift access.

It is suited for women with complex pregnancies or for those who wish to have an epidural in labour. Upon arrival at delivery suite you will be greeted by one of our ward clerks, who will ask for your personalised hospital number to streamline your care.  You will be welcomed into either one of our delivery suite rooms or our one of our assessment room beds depending on what prompted your visit.

Our facilities

  • 12 Labour Rooms and all rooms are furnished with machines to monitor you baby’s heart rate. The majority of our monitors are wireless to aid you in your mobility while in labour. We also have multi positional birthing beds and neonatal resuscitation equipment, and two of the rooms have birthing pools
  • One enhanced recovery, attended by speciality trained midwives who will monitor your wellbeing more intensely
  • Although our rooms are designed for women with more complex needs, it is also possible for our rooms to be adapted to reflect a home from home setting to personalise your environment and make you feel at ease.
  • Two Obstetric Theatres which are staffed 25/7 by an experienced team of staff, including specialist consultant anaesthetists who can provide regional blocks or general anaesthetic, with neonatal monitoring equipment
  • A two bedded Recovery Room delivering 1-1 care
  • Delivery Suite is also for women referred for assessment by your community midwife, a self-referral or those who require a doctor review following a scan or antenatal appointment

Our staff

Our maternity teams are multidisciplinary and could include:
• Obstetric Consultants
• Obstetric Registrars (senior doctors)
• Obstetric Foundation Year 1&2 (Junior doctors)
• Anaesthetic Consultants
• Anaesthetic Registrars
• Midwifery Co-ordinators (Senior Midwives)
• Midwives
• Maternity Care Assistants
• Housekeepers
• Ward Clerks

While you are staying with us, you may experience multi-disciplinary ward rounds which could involve the following staff:
• Obstetric Consultants
• Obstetric Registrars (senior doctors)
• Obstetric Foundation Year 1&2 (Junior doctors)
• Anaesthetic Consultants
• Anaesthetic Registrars
• Midwifery Co-ordinators (Senior Midwives)

This will happen twice a day and it is to ensure that you are getting the best quality care and your pregnancy/labour is staying on track and you are both safe and well.

Safety on delivery suite is our number one priority. In a bid to expand our safety netting we utilise our Local Maternity System (LMS) which includes Heartlands Hospital, Good Hope Hospital and Birmingham Women’s Hospital, we have meetings every day to ensure all three hospitals are working within safe parameters.

Any other information

With current covid restrictions delivery suite can accommodate one birthing partner that can accompany you in throughout your labour and delivery, for more information click here.

There is no visiting allowed on Delivery Suite.

Pain relief options include paracetamol, codeine, Entonox (gas and air), Pethidine or an epidural. Your midwife will discuss these options with you.

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