The South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust has recently developed a brand new midwife led birthing centre at Warwick Hospital and is due to open to the public on 2nd July 2018.
Currently, some women from the local area have to travel to Coventry to access a midwife led birthing centre, rather than birth at Warwick Hospital. Midwifery led birthing centres offer a safe alternative to home births and appeal to women who feel more reassured giving birth in an environment where more clinical support is available if needed. The separate entrance to the centre will ensure that women do not feel that they are entering a clinical setting which is key to feeling calm throughout the birth experience. This new birthing centre will provide a home-from-home environment for women and their families, with the reassurance of obstetric care on site.
A new birthing centre will provide much more choice to residents of South Warwickshire and the surrounding areas. This 485 square metre area will ensure that local women have access to a full range of maternity services without having to travel out of the area to give birth.
The centre will have a separate entrance and have 4 birthing rooms each with en-suites and facilities for partners to stay. The centre will also house a family snug, kitchenette, an alternative therapy room and a triage assessment room.
The Entrance Canopy was supported by a grant of £5,500 from The King Henry VIII Endowed Trust, Warwick.