Refurbished Birthing Pool At Harrogate Maternity Unit Now Ready For Use
The long awaited birthing pool at Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust Maternity Unit is now installed and ready to use.
The birthing pool room is large and spacious to encourage mobility, has ambient lighting above it which can be adjusted to suit individual tastes and also has the benefit of a pull down double bed. The Maternity team are absolutely delighted with the room, which has been completed to a high quality specification.
We can’t wait for women planning to have their babies with us to use it!
The refurbishment project is running approximately 4 weeks behind schedule and we ask women to remain patient with us as the work continues. Work continues on the upgrade of the en suite facilities, meaning that a number of delivery rooms remain out of use. Temporary delivery rooms have been created on the unit, meaning that our capacity remains the same despite the environment looking different.
The Midwifery work station is currently being replaced, meaning that the intercom system and security cameras are temporarily out of use. During this phase of the refurbishment, Delivery Suite access and exit is via Pannal Ward. Doors to delivery suite remain secure, and the cotag (baby tag) system functions as normal.’
Although the completion of the rooms is behind schedule, the contractors are working very hard on accessing any other areas of the project they can complete. As a team we would also like to say how impressed we are with the contractors, who are polite, courteous and non-intrusive, despite working in difficult conditions.
Carpets on Pannal and Delivery Suite have been taken up and replaced with new wood effect flooring, which along with freshly painted walls makes the unit look fresh and spacious.