A host of extras to make time spent in hospital more comfortable have been provided in the Women and Children's Unit at Forth Valley Royal Hospital. They include improvements in the labour suite such as an extra birthing pool, a changing room for partners closer to theatres, and an en-suite delivery room where most women can stay until they go home (unless they have to stay in hospital for longer than six hours).
On the second floor is the children's department, split into three areas. For youngsters who are admitted, there's a 25-bedded ward with separate parent accommodation, a classroom for education, activities and play therapy, and both inside and outside play areas.
In the outpatient area there are four consulting rooms for paediatric-led clinics, and in ambulatory care, four bed spaces are available for children who are referred to the hospital by their GP for assessments and tests.
The new neonatal suite is much lighter and brighter than existing neonatal facilities and provides a more pleasant environment for staff, patients and parents.
The neonatal unit is on the same floor as the labour ward to improve access and make it easier for mothers to visit their babies while they are being care for in the unit.
Our virtual tour of the labour suite gives pregnant women the chance to see inside one of the new en-suite delivery rooms and a delivery room with a birthing pool.
|Main Reception||01324 567 300|
|Ward 7 - Labour Ward||01324 567 240|
|Ward 8 Antenatal/Postnatal||01324 567 262|
|Children's Ward||01324 567 203|
| Ward 6
3pm to 4:30pm
6.30pm to 8pm
| Ward 7
Visiting is not allowed during labour, only the two named birth partners will be given access to Ward 7.
At present, one birth partner is encouraged to be with each labouring woman at any one time. A second birth partner can relieve the first one if a break is required.
| Ward 8
Birth partners - 2pm to 8pm
Neonatal Unit - parents and direct siblings anytime, only 2 per cot space
|Children's Ward||10am to 7pm, 2 per bed (unless resident parent or carer)|
01324 567 300
Forth Valley Royal
Phone: 01324 566 000
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