Welcome to the Delivery Unit (Ward 64)
We care for women through all stages of pregnancy and
birth, from your initial assessment in our Triage Department to the
Induction of Labour Bay if your labour needs to be started, through
to our consultant led labour ward. When you arrive the midwife will
take you to your room. Please remember to bring your handheld
maternity record with you.
We have 19 delivery rooms, 8 induction of labour
beds and 4 triage rooms. One of the delivery rooms has a birthing
pool. Please ask if you would like to use this room, but this is on
a first come first serve basis.
All staff on Ward 64 are committed to providing you with a high
standard of quality care during your time with us. We aim to
support you by ensuring your wishes are respected and that your
birth experience is as positive and rewarding as it can be by
adopting a holistic woman-centred approach.
Staffing on the unit
Due to the complex work undertaken on Delivery Unit every
shift has a Senior Midwife present, who is supported by the
remainder of the team. This includes: midwives, doctors,
anaesthetists, health care support workers (HCSW), student midwives
and domestic staff.
The majority of staff wear a uniform and these
The majority of staff wear a uniform and these are:
Navy Blue, red trim - Lead Midwife
Navy blue, white trim - Matron
Navy Blue, no trim - Midwife Co-ordinators
Royal Blue, white trim - Midwife
Light blue with white trim - High Dependancy Unit sister
Light Green, White Trim - Health Care Support Worker
Pale blue shirt/blouse - Ward Clerks
White - Student Midwife
Black - Domestic staff
The medical and anaesthetic staff usually wear theatre blues
when working on the Delivery Unit. If you are unsure, all
staff should have a Trust ID badge. Please feel free to ask if you
want to see it.
We also have porters, stores and pharmacy staff who come to
Delivery Unit and these members of staff will also have a Trust ID
Ward 64 is based on the second floor of Saint Mary's Hospital
and you can contact us on the following numbers:
6567(0161) 276 6567
Induction of Labour Bay
0050(0161) 701 0050
6556(0161) 276 6556
Please note: For confidentiality reasons we are
unable to give any patient details to friends or relatives over the
Meals and Visiting
Breakfast, lunch and evening meals are available and you will be
asked to complete a menu card. In some circumstances you will not
be offered food at regular meal times, the midwife will advise you
at the time as appropriate
Visiting times are currently under review at the moment and as
we have three specific areas within the Delivery Unit which care
for women with different needs, this means we have slightly
different visiting times for each area:
- Women in labour are allowed open visiting for their birth
partners only. This means a maximum of two visitors in total, and
these individuals should ideally be decided on before your
- For women who have delivered their baby, including those
requiring high dependency care, and women who are not in labour but
are on the Delivery Unit, visiting is for partners only from 10.00
am to 8.00 pm. Other visitors may visit between 2.00 pm and 4.30 pm
and between 6.30 pm and 8.00 pm, but numbers are restricted to two
at the bedside at any one time.
- Visiting on the Enhanced Recovery Bay is allowed for partners
only between 10.00 am and 8.00 pm; Other visitors may visit between
2.00 pm and 4.30 pm and between 6.30 pm and 8.00 pm, but numbers
are restricted to two at the bedside at any one time.
- If you are coming to the Triage Department, you will be allowed
one person to stay with you whilst in the Department. Visitors are
not allowed in Triage.
- Siblings are allowed to visit (provided the woman is not in
labour) but must be supervised at all times. Other children are not
allowed on the Delivery Unit.
Please note that in line with the Trust's policy for infection
control, flowers are not allowed.
If you have any coughs, colds or sneezes and signs of
illness such as vomiting please do not come to visit our unit, as
we want to minimise the risk of spreading any illness to our mums
Your religious and spiritual needs are important to us, so
please ask your midwife if you would like to access our