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Maternity - Delivery Suite (Labour Ward)

For women in labour, women being delivery suite
induced, women requiring high
dependency care. Also women referred by community for assessment, and those who require observation.

Staff details

Matron: Linda Rough
Consultants: Miss Siddall, Miss Allott, Miss Ablett, Miss Street, Mr Selinger, Mr Brian Reid, Miss Samantha Low
Specialist: Julie Jones, Bereavement Specialist Midwife
Director of Midwifery: Gill Valentine

Contact if patient / visitor has a problem: Midwife in charge / Delivery Suite Manager

Ward / Clinic times: 24 hour service

No. of birthing partners allowed: Only two birthing partners are allowed. If you have engaged an independent midwife, this midwife is able to attend with you as a birth partner.

Visiting hours: No visiting on delivery suite.

Mobile Phones allowed: No
Flowers: Yes
Gifts: Yes

How to get there: Park in multi-storey car park in Craven Road. From multi-storey car park either walk along Craven Road to Maternity Unit or exit car park on Level 2 and follow signs to Maternity Unit. Take lift or stairs in Maternity Unit to Level 6.

Wheelchair access: Wheel chair access and drop off area outside maternity unit.

Patient Guide – what to bring / how to prepare: Issued with a list by community midwife. Please bring your handheld notes.

Any other information: Pain relief: we offer waterbirth and aromatherapy for labour.

Nearest refreshment point
Facility for parents to make drinks in family room. Cold water dispenser on Unit.

  • Convenience store (Main Entrance Block)
  • Coffee bar (Main Entrance Block)
  • Restaurant on level 1 (South Block)
  • League of Friends shop and tea bar (Maternity Block)

 

Useful Contacts

Delivery suite
Maternity Block
Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust
London Road
Reading
RG1 5AN

Tel: 0118 322 7215