Glangwili General Hospital, Carmarthen

Hywel Dda University Health Board

Last updated: 22 Jun 2017

Glangwili Consultant Led Unit

Contact & visitor information

You will be cared for by midwives with medical facilities and doctors on hand if you need them.

a small unit

2600

births from Apr 2015 to Apr 2016

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Labour rooms available

  • Epidural
  • Birth pools available
  • Local Neonatal Unit (LNU)
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The unit has not closed to maternity services over the last year.

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
    • When you're in established labour you'll be admitted to the labour ward
    • You'll be seen by a midwife who will check the progress of your labour
    • You'll be encouraged to go home
    • There's a dedicated area where women can keep active
    • There's an area where you can be assessed
    • You can have a bath or use a birth pool if available
    • You can be admitted to the antenatal ward
    • You can stay active around the unit or alternatively return home once you have been checked
  • Birthing rooms
    • 5 labour rooms
    • 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 more birth partners, but a limit applies to the number you can have in the room with you at one time
    • You can have the following number of birth partners with you during labour: 2

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
    • Unless there are special circumstances, partners are asked to leave overnight
  • Your stay after you've given birth
    • After you have given birth you'll be transferred to a bed in the postnatal area
    • Women who've had an uncomplicated birth usually stay for 6-24 hours after the birth
  • 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 4.

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

A team of midwives will co-ordinate your care throughout your pregnancy and after your baby is born.

Find out about the benefits of knowing your midwife

Statistics

* We’ve adjusted the data where it’s based on a small number of women to ensure confidentiality
Compared to the national average, women were:
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    Who can give birth here?

    • Catchment area
      • Women who live within the catchment area: Hywel Dda University Local Health Board
      • You can give birth here even if you don't live in the catchment area

    Support services

    • Accessibility
      • Wheelchair access to the wards and delivery suite
      • Limited mobility: you will have an individual care plan to suit your needs.
      • Hearing problems: you will have an individual care plan to suit your needs.
      • Sight problems: you will have an individual care plan to suit your needs.
      • Learning disabilities: you will have an individual care plan to suit your needs.
      • Autism spectrum: you will have an individual care plan to suit your needs.
    • Interpreting service
      • 'TheLanguageLine' or Hywel Dda staff if available, Welsh Information and translation services.
      • multi-language media available
    • Specialist midwifery teams
      • Antenatal Screening
      • Bereavement
      • Infant feeding
      • Perinatal mental health
      • Vulnerable women
      • Flying Start midwives to provide extra support for disadvantaged families

    General information

    • Tours
    • Non-NHS Care
      • Private maternity care isn't available here.
    • Breastfeeding accreditation
    • Neonatal care
      • Local neonatal unit (LNU) provides special care for newborn babies in the local area, except for those who are critically ill and need intensive care.
    • Food for partners out-of-hours
      • Canteen
    • Consultant presence
      • Consultants are on the ward 40.0 hours per week (23.8%)
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    • Contact information
    • How to book once you're pregnant
      Community Midwife
      Via your GP
      • Booking phone number: 0126 722 7591
      • If in labour call: 0126 724 8640
    • Outside space
      • There is no outside space available for women in labour
    • Visiting information
      • Not applicable - No private rooms
      • Open visiting for partners and children. All others 2-4pm and 6.30-8pm.
    • Car parking for women in labour
      • Parking spaces at the maternity unit
    • Parking
      • £1 for 6 hours
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