Delivery Suite

On the Delivery Suite we care for women during labour and birth. This includes induction of labour.  We also care for women requiring high dependency care, both before and after giving birth.

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: Danielle Bhanvra
Matron: Alison Pedlingham
Obstetric Consultants: Kat Johnson (Clinical Director), Adrian Barnett (Clinical Lead), Debbie Cross, Allison Amin, Efstathios Altanis, Michael Critchley and Mr Winston Justin

Babies born below 32 weeks gestation and those requiring more specialised intensive care are transferred to larger regional units by EMBRACE, a dedicated transfer team.

We have ten special care cots, providing short and medium term care for sick and preterm infants and one intensive care cot. The unit is well serviced with specialised equipment and expertise to provide care for babies who require specialised nursing. We have two parent bedrooms with kitchen and bathroom facilities.

There is also a dedicated breastfeeding room funded by parent support groups. Breast pumps are available for use on the unit and can be borrowed for use in the home while the baby remains on the unit.

We offer flexible visiting hours for parents and siblings. Grandparents, aunts, and uncles can visit between 12pm-7pm. To minimise cross infection, no other visitors are allowed. We only allow two visitors per baby at any one time.

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

Matron: Julie Walker
Lead Clinician: Dr Sobia Bilal
Ward Manager: Heather Stuart
Unit Sister: Sally Baxter

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 2-4pm and 6-8pm. Please note that we do not allow children under the age of 16 onto Pannal Ward unless they are the siblings of the baby.

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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.

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Key staff

Ward Manager: Charlie Kent
Matron: Debi Gibson
Obstetric Consultants: Kat Johnson (Clinical Director), Adrian Barnett (Clinical Lead), Debbie Cross, Allison Amin, Efstathios Altanis, Michael Critchley and Mr Winston Justin

These include abdominal pain, vaginal bleeding, reduced fetal movements, suspected labour, and rupture of membranes.  Women may also attend in early pregnancy with severe vomiting (hyperemesis).

We want to make you feel as comfortable as possible when you stay on 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: Danielle Bhanvra
Matron: Alison Pedlingham