The delivery suite is located on the ground floor in Ardfert and has four individual delivery rooms. When in established labour, you have one to one midwifery care.
There are four Private Rooms and 3 x 4 bedded rooms. Private rooms at times have to be used for women who required specialised medical and midwifery care. Breast feeding is strongly recommended and all help and advice will be given. Baby will be with you at all times unless there may be a medical reason baby may need to got to the special care baby nursery.
The Theatre Suite is on the first floor where Caesarean sections are carried out. There is also a Recovery Room and Intensive Care Unit where women with complications of pregnancy can be looked after in an appropriate environment. The Neonatal Unit is also on the first floor and has ten cots.
Special Care Baby Unit
Emily Ward is the Special Care Baby Unit and is situated on the second floor. There are many reasons why a newborn baby is admitted to Emily Ward. Some babies are born prematurely and need specialised care, observations and monitoring of health problems.
Family-centred care is an integral part of our philosophy, so parents are encouraged to be part of caring for baby from admission. This can be a very stressful and worrying time, so please feel free to ask any questions you may have at any time. Parents are encouraged to bring clothes and nappies for their baby’s use. Sometimes babies need to be transferred to other hospitals for other treatment. The length of stay is dependent on baby’s condition. Visiting to Emily Ward is restricted to parents, grandparents and siblings of baby, no other visitors allowed. Only two visitors at a time.