Transitional care

Transitional care - The Lilac Ward

The ward is a mixed antenatal and postnatal ward, where pregnant women are admitted if they are; unwell, have any clinical problems with their pregnancy, due to have their labour induced or have recently given birth.

The midwives are able to monitor the wellbeing of mother and baby, and give any specialist care that may be required. If there were any medical complications or delivery was more complex the obstetric team will review you daily with regular consultant input.

Facilities include:

  • 28 beds (including five bays, with each bay having five beds)
  • Each bay has ensuite facilities including a wet room
  • Free wifi throughout the ward
  • Three single rooms, with ensuite facilities - these are allocated due to clinical need and the support required, if they are not in use you can choose to pay for one of these rooms at a cost of £157 per 24 hours.

Location: The labour ward and Lilac ward are situated on the first floor of the hospital and are well signposted. On entering the hospital through the main revolving door, you should continue down the corridor past the coffee shop. At the end of the short corridor are stairs or you can go out onto the main hospital corridor where the lifts are just to the left. Once you have arrived at the first floor you will need to follow the main corridor to the left. You will reach the Primrose Suite entrance first on your right-hand side and then Lilac Ward to your left and the labour ward immediately after to your right. The Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU) is a short distance along the corridor on the right-hand side.

All the areas have secure entrances and there are buzzer systems located on the wall to facilitate entry.

Please ensure you bring your hospital notes with you when you attend the hospital for any reasons, to ensure your care and any plans made can be clearly documented.