The Delivery Suite is able to support an early transfer home if you and your baby are both well following the birth. However, for those women wishing to take advantage of our postnatal care and support, we can offer postnatal facilities on Pannal Ward.

Pannal Ward

Pannal Ward is a mixed antenatal and postnatal ward with 16 beds. A limited number of these beds are in single occupancy rooms, some of which also have en suite shower room facilities.  These rooms are unable to be booked at present due to Covid 19. They are prioritised for women based on clinical need.. It is important to be aware that the same high standard of care will be provided both to women occupying amenity rooms and those on the main ward.

Primarily we offer postnatal care, but can also accommodate those women that require an antenatal admission. We also facilitate a degree of transitional care for babies requiring an enhanced level of support.

Being discharged from Pannal Ward


Harrogate is a Baby Friendly Hospital, and has been fully accredited by UNICEF UK since 2002. All of our staff members are fully trained in infant feeding and can support you with whatever choices you make. However we do encourage all mothers to consider breastfeeding and you will have an opportunity during pregnancy to discuss your thoughts and feelings around feeding and caring for your baby with your midwife. Please have a read of Off to the best start ( for more information.

If you have any specific concerns around feeding you can contact Jo Orgles, Infant Feeding Co-ordinator, on 01423 555629.

Visiting times

Visiting hours are 2pm to 4pm and 6pm to 8pm. Two people are permitted to visit per bedside (for women attending for induction of labour, birthing partners can stay throughout).

Please note with the execption of siblings no children are permitted for visiting.

For the health of all our mums & babies, we request that any visitors having recent diarrhoea, vomiting or possible infective illness avoid coming to the ward.