Doncaster Royal Infirmary

Doncaster And Bassetlaw Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Last updated: 22 Jun 2017

The Central Delivery Suite

Contact & visitor information

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

a medium unit

3000

births from Apr 2016 to Apr 2017

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9

Labour rooms available

  • Epidural
  • Birth pools available
  • Local Neonatal Unit (LNU)

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 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 be admitted to the delivery suite/birthing room
    • 24-hour triage assessment and support
  • Birthing rooms
    • 9 labour rooms
    • 1 Birth pool(s)
      • 0 Inflatable birth pool(s)
      • 1 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: 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
  • Other: Wall bars, hypnotherapy service. Tens machine and aromatherapy service will be available shortly.

After you've given birth

  • Private postnatal rooms
    • Amenity rooms are available.
  • Provision for partners staying overnight
    • Partners can stay on the postnatal ward on a chair
    • Partners can stay in a room with you on a reclining chair
    • Partners are encouraged to stay 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 4-6 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 3 and for postnatal appointments it's 3.

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

Their pattern of care is based on the recommendations from NICE.

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: South, East and West Yorkshire
      • 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: your individual needs will be assessed and help you use appropriate aids.
      • Hearing problems: loop system.
      • Sight problems: you can have your dog with you.
      • Learning disabilities: your individual needs will be assessed and you can use appropriate visual aids.
      • Autism spectrum: your individual needs will be assessed and a plan of care made.
    • Interpreting service
      • If English is not your first language and you require an interpreter for your appointment, ask someone who speaks English to contact the Appointments Office on your behalf. The Outpatients Service offers a telephone interpreter, or in some circumstances may be able to offer a face to face interpreter
      • various leaflets in the chosen language.
    • Specialist midwifery teams
      • Antenatal Screening
      • Bereavement
      • Diabetes
      • Infant feeding
      • Substance misuse
      • Teenage pregnancy
      • Vulnerable women

    Women's experiences

    Reviews of this hospital

    Source: Care Opinion
    • Lack of support through pregnancy.

      This is my 1st pregnancy. I was previously told due to medical conditions that I may struggle to conceive in the future. I feel that I am being severely let down by both my GP and NHS hospital,...

      by Linzaayere, 27 Aug 2018

      Read on Care Opinion
    • Fantastic.. Midwives couldn't have been better.

      I delivered my son here on 14.07.18 the midwife who looked after me was fantastic. She was supportive without being overbearing. She allowed me to move about as freely as I wanted to and worked...

      by Anonymous, 24 Jul 2018

      Read on Care Opinion
    Source: CQC

    Care Quality Commission (CQC) Maternity Services Survey 2015

    Scores are for the NHS Trust that this hospital is part of.

    • Labour and birth

    • Staff

    • Care in hospital after birth

    • Labour and birth

      8.9/10

      About the same compared with other trusts

    • Staff

      9.0/10

      About the same compared with other trusts

    • Care in hospital after birth

      8.1/10

      About the same compared with other trusts

    General information

    • Tours
      • Via parentcraft midwives
    • Breech baby
      • If your baby is breech you'll be encouraged to have a caesarean.
    • 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
      • Vending machine
    • Consultant presence
      • Consultants are on the ward 90.0 hours per week (53.6%)
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    • Contact information
    • How to book once you're pregnant
      Via your GP
      • Booking phone number: 01302 642794
      • If in labour call: 01302 642711
    • Outside space
      • There is no outside space available for women in labour
    • Visiting information
      • Visiting as for postnatal ward
      • Partner and the woman's own children may visit daily between 11am-8pm. A close friend or relative can be nominated instead of a partner. Other visitors may visit 11-11:30am, 3-4pm, 6:30-8pm.
    • Car parking for women in labour
      • Parking spaces at the maternity unit
    • Parking
      • 4 hours: £1.50
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