14 September

Guided tours of maternity services at The Princess Royal Hospital (PRH) in Telford will begin later this month, allowing expectant parents to see where their baby will be born and cared for, ask questions and prepare for childbirth in a supported environment. 

Tours will be held every other Sunday from 24 September with two time slots available: 10am-12noon and 1pm-3pm.

Guided by a midwife, tours will take in all areas of maternity services within the Women and Children’s Centre, including birthing rooms on the Midwife-led Unit, the Consultant-led Delivery Suite and will give access to theatres (subject to availability). There will be the opportunity to ask questions during and after the tour.

Annemarie Lawrence, Director of Midwifery, said “We’re thrilled to be able to offer tours of our maternity services for expectant parents. We understand that the prospect of childbirth can be daunting, so we want to do as much as possible to help our service users to feel calm and prepared.”

For more information and to book onto a tour, service users are asked to speak to their midwife.

In addition to guided tours, service users can also take the time to explore maternity services in the Women and Children’s Centre from the comfort of their own homes via SaTH’s 360° virtual tours.

Created with input from the Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin Maternity and Neonatal Voices Partnership (MNVP), maternity service-users and midwifery professionals, virtual tours provide a completely interactive look at PRH’s Antenatal Ward, Delivery Suite and Midwife-Led Unit. Information points can be expanded to provide more detail about facilities within the units. General information is provided on every aspect of a service-user experience, from how to get to our units to café opening times. To access virtual tours, follow this link: 360 Virtual Tours of Our Units – Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (sath.nhs.uk)