New Cross Hospital, Wolverhampton

The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust

Last updated: 16 Aug 2017

The 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

4950

births from Apr 2016 to Apr 2017

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12

Labour rooms available

  • Epidural
  • Birth pools available
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

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
    • Following assessment in the Triage area, a plan will be made with you and your birth partner.
  • Birthing rooms
    • 12 labour rooms
    • 2 Birth pool(s)
      • 0 Inflatable birth pool(s)
      • 2 Plumbed-in birth pool(s)
  • Birth partners
    • The limit on number of birth supporters is strict
    • 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

After you've given birth

  • Private postnatal rooms
    • Amenity rooms are available.
    • £47 per night (cannot be prebooked).
  • 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 6-12 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.

You will be looked after by different midwives for antenatal care, during labour and for postnatal care. If you live out of the hospital catchment area you will be looked after by midwives in your local area for antenatal and postnatal care and come to the hospital for consultant care if required and when you're in labour.

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: All women are welcome to birth here, who's GP is within Wolverhampton, South Staffordshire or Cannock areas.

    Support services

    • Accessibility
      • Wheelchair access to the wards and delivery suite
      • Limited mobility: An individualised plan will be made for you.
      • Hearing problems: An individualised birth plan will be made for you.
      • Sight problems: An individualised birth plan will be made for you.
      • Learning disabilities: Access to a Specialist Learning Disabilities Nurse and information in accessible formats.
      • Autism spectrum: Access to a Specialist Nurse, information in accessible formats.
    • Interpreting service
      • Face to face and telephone via interpreting service.
      • Leaflets in a variety of languages.
    • Specialist midwifery teams
      • Antenatal Screening
      • Bereavement
      • Diabetes
      • Infant feeding
      • Perinatal mental health
      • Vulnerable women
      • Parent education, IT

    Women's experiences

    Reviews of this hospital

    Source: Care Opinion
    • Maternity

      After a terrible labour experience at a previous hospital I decided to use New Cross. I couldn’t be happier in my decision me and my son were looked after tremendously well by the staff on...

      by Anonymous, 01 Nov 2018

      Read on Care Opinion
    • I felt isolated

      Terrible experience of ward care as a health care professional. I was disgusted to say I work for NHS after experiencing a ward like this. Midwives were rude and uncaring until my last day when...

      by Sophielou, 26 Sep 2018

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    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

      8.8/10

      About the same compared with other trusts

    • Staff

      8.5/10

      About the same compared with other trusts

    • Care in hospital after birth

      7.4/10

      About the same compared with other trusts

    General information

    • Tours
      • You are welcome to make individual arrangements to tour the unit.
    • 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
      • Neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) provides special care for newborn babies in the local area and also for critically ill babies from the surrounding area who need the highest level of nursing and medical care.
    • Food for partners out-of-hours
      • Vending machine
    • Consultant presence
      • Consultants are on the ward 80.0 hours per week (47.6%)
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    • Contact information
    • How to book once you're pregnant
      Directly via community midwives
      Via your GP
      • Booking phone number: 01902 695140
      • If in labour call: 01902 695037
    • Outside space
      • There is no outside space available for women in labour
    • Visiting information
      • Not applicable - No private rooms
      • Partners: 10am-9pm. Other visitors: 1-2pm and 6-7pm.
    • Car parking for women in labour
      • First 30 mins of parking free for drop-off.
      • Parking spaces at the maternity unit.
    • Parking
      • First 15 minutes: free. Up to 1 hour: £2.40. Up to 3 hours: £3.40. Up to 5 hours: £4.80. Up to 6 hours: £5.80. Up to 7 hours: £6.00. From 7 to 24 hours: £6.20.
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