Queen Elizabeth University Hospital

Greater Glasgow and Clyde

Last updated: 22 Jun 2017

The Labour Suite

Contact & visitor information

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

a large unit

5950

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)
  • 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
  • Birthing rooms
    • 12 labour rooms
    • 2 Birth pool(s)

    After you've given birth

    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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      Support services

      • Accessibility
        • Hearing problems: Maternity ward tour videos available in BSL. Sign language interpreters available.
      • Interpreting service
        • Maternity tour video available in other languages and interpreters can be arranged by hospital if you inform them of this requirement.

      General information

      • Tours
      • 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.
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      • Contact information
      • How to book once you're pregnant
        • Booking phone number: 0140 201 2292
      • Visiting information
        • Varies for each maternity ward. See page for details. http://www.nhsggc.org.uk/content/default.asp?page=s762&loc_id=20
      • Car parking for women in labour
        • Drop-off point for 20 mins. Main car park is at a distance so it is best to drop off and then park.
        • drop off outside entrance maximum 20 minutes stay
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