Campbeltown Hospital

Highland

Freestanding Birth Centre

Last updated: 22 Jun 2017

The Maternity Ward

Contact & visitor information

Freestanding birth centres are not on the same site as a hospital, so your care is led by midwives. If you need the assistance of a doctor you’ll be transferred to a labour ward at a hospital.

a very small unit

10

births from Apr 2016 to Apr 2017

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2

Birthing rooms available

  • Epidural
  • Birth pools available
  • Neonatal care unit

Pain-relief options

  • Entonox (gas and air)
  • Diamorphine
  • Meptid
  • Morphine sulphate (Oramorph)
  • Pethidine
  • Remifentanil
  • Sterile water injections
  • Epidural
  • Birth pool
Find out more about pain relief during labour

Having a baby here

During labour and birth

  • If you arrive in the early stages of labour
    • You'll be seen by a midwife who will check the progress of your labour
    • You'll be encouraged to go home
  • Transfer details
  • Birthing rooms
    • 2 Birthing room(s)
    • 1 Birth pool(s)
      • 1 Inflatable birth pool(s)
      • 0 Plumbed-in birth pool(s)
  • Birth partners
    • The limit depends on the individual circumstances
    • You can have the following number of birth partners with you during labour: 0

Birth facilities

  • Aromatherapy service
  • Bean bags
  • Birth balls
  • Birth mats
  • Birthing couch
  • Dimmable lighting
  • iPod dock
  • Reclining chair
  • Supporting rope or sling
  • TENS machine
  • Hypnobirthing / Natal hypnotherapy
  • Birthing stools
  • TV
  • Rocking chair

After you've given birth

  • Private postnatal rooms
    • Amenity rooms are not available.
  • Provision for partners staying overnight
    • Partners can stay in a room with you on a camp bed/sofa
  • Your stay after you've given birth
    • You'll be able to stay in the same room throughout your stay
    • Women who've had an uncomplicated birth usually stay for 4-6 hours after the birth
    • If you're transferred to the labour ward during the birth you can't come back to the birth centre postnatally
  • Contact & visitor information

How many midwives will I meet?

The maximum number of different midwives you're likely to see for antenatal appointments is 5 and for postnatal appointments it's 5.

You'll see the same midwives throughout your pregnancy and after your baby is born, but different midwives when you're in labour.

You'll see the same midwives throughout your pregnancy and during labour, but different midwives after your baby is born.

You'll see the same midwives throughout your pregnancy, during labour and after your baby is born.

You will have a named midwife. You will be looked after by a small team of midwives for antenatal care, during labour and for postnatal care.

Find out about the benefits of knowing your midwife

Who can give birth here?

  • Eligibility
    • Baby must be head down
    • Straightforward pregnancy
    • Only having one baby in this pregnancy (eg no twins)
    • BMI between 19 and 35.0
    • Between 38 and 42 weeks pregnant
    • Maximum of 4 previous babies
  • Catchment area
    • Women who live within the catchment area: Kintyre and Islay

Support services

  • Accessibility
    • Wheelchair access to the wards and delivery suite
    • Limited mobility: The birth unit is accessible.
    • Hearing problems: Signing cards are provided
    • Sight problems: You will have an individualised plan of care depending on your needs.
    • Learning disabilities: You will have an individualised plan of care depending on your needs.
    • Autism spectrum: You will have an individualised plan of care depending on your needs.
  • Interpreting service
    • Telephone interpreting.
    • Translated documents are provided.

General information

  • Tours
    • Phone unit to request a tour.
  • Non-NHS Care
    • Private maternity care isn't available here.
  • Food for partners out-of-hours
    • Vending machine
    • Vending machine
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  • Contact information
  • How to book once you're pregnant
    Via your GP
    Book directly from 7 weeks of pregnancy
    • Booking phone number: 01586 555827
    • If in labour call: 01586 555827
  • Outside space
    • Outside space is available for women in labour
    • Hospital grounds
  • Visiting information
    • Not applicable - No private rooms
    • Open visiting.
  • Car parking for women in labour
    • Parking spaces at the maternity unit
  • Parking
    • 0
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