Bassetlaw Hospital, Worksop

Doncaster And Bassetlaw Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Last updated: 20 Sep 2017

The Labour Ward

Contact & visitor information

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

a very small unit

1400

births from Apr 2016 to Apr 2017

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Labour rooms available

  • Epidural
  • Birth pools available
  • Special Care Unit (SCU)

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
    • 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
    • You can be supported if appropriate on the antenatal ward.
  • Birthing rooms
    • 6 labour rooms
    • 1 Birth pool(s)
      • 0 Inflatable birth pool(s)
      • 1 Plumbed-in birth pool(s)
  • Birth partners
    • There are no restrictions on how many birth partners you can have.

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

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 on the postnatal ward 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 4-24 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 4 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.

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: Bassetlaw, South Yorkshire, North Derbyshire, Lincolnshire
      • 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 support given to 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: we would work with the woman and her family.
    • 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.
      • information leaflets available in other languages. We would also use tools such as google translate.
    • 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
    • Made us extremley welcome looked after our...

      We arrived at bassetlaw for my daughter to be induced as doncaster was full for 48hrs of trying to find a bed it was a hr drive for us when we arrived staff was waiting on us they were lovely...

      by Anonymous, 15 Jun 2018

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    • My care on PAU and ambulatory

      From the moment I made contact with this hospital I felt listened too and cared for, I am 19 weeks pregnant and received no help or reassurance from the community services , let alone an assessment...

      by Anonymous, 08 Jun 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

      8.9/10

      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
      • Call 01909 572235
    • 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
      • Special care unit (SCU) provides neonatal care for babies in the local area who need extra support but who don't require high dependency care.
    • Food for partners out-of-hours
      • 24-hour food is available via the vending machines.
      • Vending machine
    • 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
      • Booking phone number: 01909 572092
      • If in labour call: 01909 572227 or 01909 572235
    • Outside space
      • Outside space is available for women in labour
      • Courtyard access weather permitting
    • Visiting information
      • Visiting as for postnatal ward
      • Open visiting for partners. General visiting 2-3pm and 6.30-8pm. Maximum of 2 visitors plus partner and own children.
    • Car parking for women in labour
      • Drop off outside entrance only
    • Parking
      • 1 hour: £1.50. 2 hours: £2.80. 4 hours: £4.10. 6 hours: £5.00. Over 6 hours: £8.50.
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