The Delivery Suite - Royal Cornwall Hospital NHS Trust
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- If you arrive in the early stages of labour
- When you're in established labour you'll be admitted to the labour ward
- You'll be seen by a midwife who will check the progress of your labour
- You'll be encouraged to go home
- There's a dedicated area where women can keep active
- There's an area where you can be assessed
- You can have a bath or use a birth pool if available
- You can be admitted to the antenatal ward
- Day room, TV
- Birthing rooms
- 10 labour rooms
- 0 Birth pool(s)
- Birth partners
- The limit depends on the individual circumstances
- You can have more birth partners, but a limit applies to the number you can have in the room with you at one time
- Private postnatal rooms
- Amenity rooms are available.
- £180 per night
- Provision for partners staying overnight
- Partners can stay on the postnatal ward on a reclining chair
- Your stay after you've given birth
- After you have given birth you'll be transferred to a bed in the postnatal area
- Women who've had an uncomplicated birth usually stay for 4-6 hours after the birth
Who to contact
- Contact name
- Paul Clements
- Contact position
- Children’s Community Therapy Lead
Where to go
- Delivery Suite
Royal Cornwall Hospital
- TR1 3LJ
- Tours can be arranged for women with traumatic previous experience or high levels of anxiety.
- Take a virtual tour
- Non-NHS Care
- Private maternity care isn't available here.
- Breastfeeding accreditation
- Full accreditation
- Find out about the Baby Friendly accreditation
- Neonatal care
- Local neonatal unit (LNU) provides special care for newborn babies in the local area, except for those who are critically ill and need intensive care.
- Food for partners out-of-hours
- Vending machine
- Consultant presence
- Consultants are on the ward 60.0 hours per week (35.7%)
Time / date details
- When is it on?
- Monday - Friday (excluding bank holidays) 8am - 5pm
- Time of day
- Referral required
- Referral details
- Entonox (gas and air)
- Morphine sulphate (Oramorph)
- Aromatherapy service
- Bean bags
- Birth balls
- Birth mats
- Dimmable lighting
- Reclining chair
- TENS machine
- Birthing stools
- Other: Aromatherapy gradually being introduced.
- How we make our service inclusive
- Wheelchair access to the wards and delivery suite
- Limited mobility: there are rooms and bathrooms with disabled equipment.
- Hearing problems: interpreters available, loops for hearing impairments.
- Sight problems: an individualised care plan will be made.
Specialist midwifery teams
- Antenatal Screening
- Infant feeding
- Perinatal mental health
- Vulnerable women
- Contact the Patient Advice And Liaison Service (PALS) on 0187 225 2793 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- written text and leaflets in all other languages available.
- Staff SEND experience
- Learning disabilities: learning disability support team and we have a special parenting service.
- Autism spectrum: learning disability support team and special parenting service.