Maternity Unit

Description

The Maternity Department is a combined unit comprising antenatal, intranatal and postnatal services as follows:

Antenatal/ Postnatal Beds      =        33

This includes 10 single rooms (8 ensuite) and includes a further 6 rooms varying from two to five bedded wards.

Admission Room                                                                      1

Labour Wards                                                                          4

Security  - every baby is security tagged and the ward is covered with 24 hour CCTV monitored by the security office.

 

Location

The Maternity Unit is located on the 2nd floor and access may be obtained via the stairs or lifts. The midwives office is situated in the middle of the ward next to the entrance to the Labour Wards.  Access required after 9.00pm may be obtained using the ground floor Emergency Entrance.

 

Contact Us

Direct telephone line +353 90 96 48233.

 

Visiting hours

Visiting hours are between 2-4 pm and 6.30-8.30 pm.  This is in line with the national hospital visiting time policy.  In support of this policy and in the interests of patient privacy, visiting is not permitted at meal times, quiet time (12- 2pm) or during doctors’ ward rounds.

 

Ward Profile

The philosophy of midwifery care focuses on women and their families and on the delivery of women centred maternity services.  Childbirth is viewed as a normal physiological process for the majority of women where midwifery care is provided in partnership with the woman and in collaboration with other healthcare professionals.

Care is holistic and individualized in nature.  It is delivered in a respectful friendly manner in an environment that facilitates empowering the woman and enabling her to make informed choices regarding the care of herself and her baby.