Welcome to Ward 65 - our Antenatal Ward
We hope you find the ward a clean, safe environment. In
order to help us achieve this we respectfully ask that you keep the
amount of personal belongings you bring into hospital to a
minimum. This will help keep your bed area safe and clear and
enable the area to be cleaned properly.
- Clinical Support Workers
- Ward Clerks
2nd Floor, Saint Mary's Hospital.
Ward 65: (0161) 276
6528(0161) 276 6528
Ward 65 operates the following visiting times:
|Your partner or an alternative birthing partner (one person
10.00 am - 8.00 pm
|All other visitors
2.00 pm - 4.30 pm and
6.30 pm - 8.00 pm
Only 4 visitors, including partner and children, are allowed at
any one time.
Please be respectful of these times and leave promptly.
Tea and coffee are available at all times in the dayroom.
Fresh water is available at all times - please ask staff.
Please note: These facilities are for patients
only. Visitors are kindly asked to obtain refreshments from the
facilities on the ground floor.
(times are approximate)
7.30 am-8.30 am.
12 midday-1.00 pm
5.00 pm-6.00 pm
Meals are served to your bedside but there is the facility to
dine in the dayroom if you prefer.
If you are going to be away from the ward during these times
please inform your midwife who will arrange for a cold meal to be
saved for you.
Alternatively your family can bring food for you from
home/outside if you wish.
Unfortunately due to health and safety regulations we are unable
to re-heat any food or drink.
Calling for assistance
A call bell is available at your bedside which you can use to
call for assistance at any time of day or night.
Doctors ward rounds
The doctors will visit the ward between 8.00-9.30 am each day.
Please ensure that you are close to your bed around this time to
enable the doctors to review your case in a timely manner. Please
note that it may not be necessary for the doctor to review your
case every day and you should discuss this with your midwife if you
have any concerns.
There are no amenity rooms available on Ward 65. Single rooms
are allocated on the basis of clinical need.
In order to ensure the safety of our patients we ask all
patients to keep their curtains open at all times unless
undressing/breastfeeding etc. This helps staff to monitor the
wellbeing, safety and security of all mothers and babies on the
ward. This also ensures that the ward benefits from natural
light, which improves the environment for all.
Thank you for your co-operation.
The Trust provides a chaplaincy/spiritual service to all
patients. If you would like to access this service please ask
a member of staff who will be pleased to contact them for you.
Discharge home from hospital
When you are deemed fit to go home the midwives are required to
complete a checklist in order to ensure all aspects of your
continuing care are arranged. This process can take some time
and some elements of this are beyond our control. Please be
assured the staff will be doing everything they can to complete
your discharge in a timely manner. Your patience in this process is
appreciated. If you have to wait for transport home once you
have your discharge papers we will request that you wait in the
At Saint Mary's Hospital we strive to deliver the best care
possible and we would appreciate your feedback on your time on our
antenatal ward. This is to help us know about the good and
not so good aspects of your stay and will help us improve our
Please take time to complete the questionnaire before you are
discharged and hand it in to the staff.
If you wish to discuss any aspects of your care with the Ward
Manager (details above) or Matron in charge of the wards, please
ask a member of staff.
Thank you for your co-operation and may we take this opportunity
to wish you all the best for the future.