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Welcome to the Birth Centre at Salford Royal Hospital

The Birth Centre at Salford Royal is our stand alone birth centre. It is located on the second floor, Brooke Building, Salford Royal. Salford Royal is conveniently located on many major bus routes and offers free parking for the partners of women in labour. There are 6 delivery rooms, including one pool room. The rooms are equipped with birthing balls, birthing stools, balls and mats.

The lead midwife is Sally Platt.

You will be cared for by experienced midwives committed promoting a normal (vaginal) birth.

If any unexpected complications arise during your labour or birth you will be transferred safely to the Delivery Unit at Saint Mary's Hospital by ambulance for assessment by an obstetrician.

 

Methods of pain relief available include:

  • TENS
  • Entonox (Gas and Air)
  • The pool
  • Massage
  • Aromatherapy
  • Opiates (Diamorphine or Pethidine injection)

If during your labour you decide you would like an epidural for pain relief then you will need to be transferred to the Delivery Unit at Saint Mary's Hospital by ambulance.

There is no restriction on visitors at the Birth Centre in Salford.

 

Discharge

As long as mother and baby are well, women who have had their baby at the Birth Centre are usually able to go home between 6 and 8 hours after their baby has been born. You will usually be discharged from the room you gave birth in. The only exception is women who have delivered in the pool room may be asked to move to a different room to enable this room to be available to other women in labour. The baby will be checked over thoroughly by a specially trained midwife to ensure they are well before discharge. Your partner can remain with you throughout until your discharge home with your baby.

 

Information Leaflet:

Saint Mary's Birth Centre at Salford