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Marsh Ward

Welcome to Marsh Ward.  We look after postnatal women and their babies, plus outpatient postnatal women whose babies are still on Buscot Ward.



Ward visiting hours:  8am - 10pm (partner/supporter and siblings only

Open visiting:  2pm - 3pm & 7pm - 8pm (strictly no children under 16 years of age other than siblings please

Number of visitors allowed:  No more than three visitors at bedside (including partner)

Please note that due to possible latex allergies of patients, visitors and staff, visitors to the maternity wards are asked only to bring foil balloons as gifts; latex balloons are not acceptable.

How to get here

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 4.

Staff details

Sister: Milica Redfearn
Director of Midwifery: Gill Valentine

Any other information

Minimal storage available on ward, pack for overnight – two day stay, partners can always bring in extra things for you! Marsh is a very busy ward with a very quick turnover and patient discharge may sometimes be delayed if there are women in labour.

Nearby facilities

There is a patient kitchen available with drinks available 24 hours and vending machines by the lifts on level 2. Patients may bring in their own food and take-aways if they wish.

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

Marsh Ward
Level 4 Maternity Block
Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust
Craven Road

0118 322 7319 / 7288


    Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust,
    London Road,
    RG1 5AN
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    Tel: 0118 322 5111