On Pannal Ward we care for women and babies during the postnatal period. We also look after women who have complications during their pregnancy which require hospital admission.

 Click here for the latest visiting guidance on Pannal Ward.

We have flexible visiting hours for partners and siblings of the baby. We ask all other visitors to adhere to our general visiting times of 2pm–4pm & 6pm–8pm. Please note that we do not allow children under the age of 12 onto Pannal Ward unless they are the siblings of the baby. Two people to a bedside plus birthing partner.


We want to make you feel as comfortable as possible when you visit our wards, and all our staff aim to adhere to our values of Passionate, Respectful, and Responsible. Find out more information about our vision and values.


Key staff

Ward Manager: Lesley Copeland
Matron: Rachael Fawcett

Associate Director of Midwifery: Leanne Likaj

Obstetric Consultants: Kat Johnson (Clinical Director), Playne Ebai (Clinical Lead), Debbie Cross, Laura Hume, Siobhan Wilson, Stathis Altanis, Vijayakumari Marimuthu and Mr Winston Justin

Visiting Times
2pm-4pm and 6pm-8pm.
Ward Manager
Lesley Copeland
First floor, Strayside Wing, Harrogate District Hospital
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