Wrekin Maternity Unit
Welcome to the Wrekin Maternity Unit
The Wrekin Midwife-Led Unit has been designed to provide the best possible antenatal, labour and postnatal experience for women with low risk pregnancies who have not experienced any complications. It also gives a modern and functional working environment for midwives.
The modular unit consists of:
- Three spacious en-suite birthing rooms, each with a pull-down double bed to enable partners to rest, two of which also have a birthing pool
- Thoughtfully designed outpatient facilities with five consultation rooms
- A new location, next to the Obstetric Unit, providing an appealing facility for mums wanting a midwife-led birthing experience, while enabling closer access to the consultant-led unit should it be required
- Space for specialist midwives to work from, including for screening and infant feeding.
The new unit was made possible after £4million of capital funding was secured from the Department of Health and was designed with the leadership team from the Women and Children’s Care Group at SaTH, along with the Maternity Voices Partnership who assisted with design features and equipment choice from a service user perspective. It was provided by a specialist company that has worked with NHS organisations across the country.