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The Delivery Suite - Royal Cornwall Hospital NHS Trust
Services and organisations that have the Local Offer flash have filled out inclusion information, meaning that they meet the needs of people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

  • 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
    E-mail
    paulclements@nhs.net

    Where to go

    Name
    Delivery Suite
    Address
    Royal Cornwall Hospital
    Truro
    Postcode
    TR1 3LJ
    Notes
    • Tours
      • 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
    • 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
    Afternoon
    Morning

    Other details

    Availability

    Referral required
    Yes
    Referral details

    Pain relief:

    • Entonox (gas and air)
    • Diamorphine
    • Morphine sulphate (Oramorph)
    • Pethidine
    • Remifentanil
    • Epidural

    Birth facilities

    • Aromatherapy service
    • Bean bags
    • Birth balls
    • Birth mats
    • Dimmable lighting
    • Reclining chair
    • TENS machine
    • Birthing stools
    • TV
    • Other: Aromatherapy gradually being introduced.

    Inclusion details

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    How we make our service inclusive

    Accessibility

    • 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
    • Bereavement
    • Diabetes
    • Infant feeding
    • Perinatal mental health
    • Vulnerable women
    • Contact the Patient Advice And Liaison Service (PALS) on 0187 225 2793 or pals.service@rcht.cornwall.nhs.uk
    • 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.
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