Calderdale Royal Hospital

Calderdale And Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust

The LDRP 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


births from Apr 2017 to Apr 2018



Labour rooms available

  • Epidural
  • Birth pools available
  • Local Neonatal Unit (LNU)
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We strive to provide a family-led service with the woman at the centre of care.

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
    • There's an area where you can be assessed
    • You can be admitted to the birthing room
  • Birthing rooms
    • 11 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 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
  • Birthing stools
  • TV
  • Rocking chair

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 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.

Continuity OC care is achieved antenatally through a named midwife for each woman, supported by a small team of midwives. Postnatal care is provided both in the home and postnatal clinics, to best suit the needs of the woman. This is negotiated on an individual basis, both for continuity and convenience for the woman.

Find out about the benefits of knowing your midwife


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    Who can give birth here?

    • Catchment area
      • Women who live within the catchment area: Calderdale, Kirklees, Bradford, Barnsley, Rochdale. You can refer yourself into the service by completing the form on the maternity website (see link above map). You will be contacted within 3 working days to make arrangements for booking.
      • 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: large rooms are available which adequately accommodate mobility equipment.
      • Hearing problems: some midwives are able to sign. There is also a loop system.
      • Sight problems: wherever possible arrangements are made for a family member to stay
      • Learning disabilities: there is a specialist midwife who offers care to women with learning disabilities.
      • Autism spectrum: there is support that can be provided as required by a specialist nurse
    • Interpreting service
      • Interpreting service are available by phone and in person. These can be booked for planned appointments and at any time they are required.
      • wherever possible information is provided in their own language.
    • Specialist midwifery teams
      • Antenatal Screening
      • Bereavement
      • Diabetes
      • Infant feeding
      • Perinatal mental health
      • Substance misuse
      • Vulnerable women
      • Domestic abuse, Birth Choice and Debrief service

    Women's experiences

    Reviews of this hospital

    Source: Care Opinion
    • amazing staff and facilities

      was sent to Calderdale when our local hospital was full, I am so glad we were. From going into assessment twice then being transferred to labour ward; staff were professional, friendly and...

      by Anonymous, 23 Jun 2019

      Read on Care Opinion
    • My Birth Experience

      I had my baby at Calderdale Hospital last August and it had only occurred to me now I forgot to extend my gratitude to the staff. I started out in the birth centre for 7 hours, then moved up to...

      by Beyondthunder, 26 Apr 2019

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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


      About the same compared with other trusts

    • Staff


      About the same compared with other trusts

    • Care in hospital after birth


      About the same compared with other trusts

    General information

    • Tours
      • Telephone the maternity reception desk to book a tour. Alternatively, you can ring the ward you wish to look around to arrange a visit. Visits can be organised in the evenings and at weekends.
    • 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 and kitchen
      • Vending machine
      • 24h use of kitchen facilities
    • Consultant presence
      • Consultants are on the ward 98.0 hours per week (58.3%)
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    • Contact information
      • Main hospital number: 01422 357171 / 0844 8110101
    • How to book once you're pregnant
      Via your GP
      • Booking phone number: 01422 224420
      • If in labour call: 01422 224352 or 01422 222129
      Book online
    • Outside space
      • There is no outside space available for women in labour
    • Visiting information
      • Not applicable - No private rooms
      • Partners: 8am-8pm. General: 2.30-4.30pm and 6.30-8pm.
    • Car parking for women in labour
      • Pay and Display parking is available.
      • No special arrangements
    • Parking
      • £2.80 for 2 hours / £7.00 all day
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