Scarborough General Hospital

York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Last updated: 22 Jun 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

1550

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
    • 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 cared for in a four-bed bay.
  • Birthing rooms
    • 5 labour rooms
    • 2 Birth pool(s)
      • 0 Inflatable birth pool(s)
      • 2 Plumbed-in birth pool(s)
  • Birth partners
    • Please note: rooms are not big and it is important to retain a safe environment
    • 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
  • Other: Aromatherapy service. Hypnobirthing classes available at Malton Hospital at a cost.

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 6-12 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: in and around York, North Yorkshire, North East Yorkshire and Ryedale.
      • 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: there is disabled access.
      • Hearing problems: hearing loops.
      • Sight problems: there is appropriate signage. Support can be requested through the bed management team.
      • Learning disabilities: there is learning disability nurse for advice. Relatives are able to stay around the clock if needed.
      • Autism spectrum: there is learning disability nurse for advice. Relatives are able to stay around the clock if needed.
    • Interpreting service
      • An interpreting service is prebooked where possible. Also telephone interpretation or IT equipment.
      • Patient information leaflets available in other languages.
    • Specialist midwifery teams
      • Antenatal Screening
      • Bereavement
      • Diabetes
      • Infant feeding
      • Vulnerable women
      • mental health and substance misuse

    Women's experiences

    Reviews of this hospital

    Source: Care Opinion
    • NHS Heroes

      Me and my partner turned up to the Scarborough maternity ward on Saturday the 19th may 2018, as I was having regular and painful contractions and on arrival felt the need to push. We were greeted...

      by Anonymous, 26 May 2018

      Read on Care Opinion
    • Wonderful experience

      I had my baby at Scarborough Hospital in March and had a wonderful experience. I'd had straightforward pregnancy but in the final few weeks my baby was measuring very big. The consultants...

      by Anonymous, 22 May 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

      8.7/10

      About the same compared with other trusts

    • Staff

      8.6/10

      About the same compared with other trusts

    • Care in hospital after birth

      7.8/10

      About the same compared with other trusts

    General information

    • 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
      • 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
      Via your GP
      • Booking phone number: 01723 385272
      • If in labour call: 01723 342124
    • Outside space
      • There is no outside space available for women in labour
    • Visiting information
      • Partners: 9am-9pm. Other visitors: 11am- 8pm.
    • Car parking for women in labour
      • Car park cost of £1 for whole length of stay for women in labour (or being delayed at a clinic appointment). Card must be stamped appropriately.
      • Drop off outside entrance
    • Parking
      • Partners pay £1 for duration of stay on labour ward. All other visitors pay the regular hourly parking charges.
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