Maternity is the care of women and babies during pregnancy, birth and the first weeks after. Our maternity services are in the community, delivery suite on Wharncliffe Ward and our outpatient clinics are held at Greenoaks. We have midwives based both at the hospital and in the community.
Women can refer themselves directly to all of our maternity services, including Pregnancy Advisory Service (PAs), Early Pregnancy Assessment Unit (EPAU), Antenatal/day ward, triage and delivery suite.
Why have your baby at Rotherham Hospital?
Here at Rotherham Hospital we have;
- 14 birthing rooms, all with en-suite facilities
- A birthing pool
- An antenatal and postnatal ward
- A high-dependency room on the labour ward
- A pregnancy advisory service
- Baby friendly accreditation
- Excellent ward facilities
- Facilities and Midwives for a range of specialist needs
- Homebirth Service
- ITU care in Labour
- Preparing for birth and parenthood classes
- Peer support for breast-feeding for new mothers
- Specialist Care Baby Unit
- 24 hour consultants are available
- 24 hour epidural service
- Midwives who specialise in a range of areas from teenage pregnancy to diabetes
- A counselling service that you can be referred to
- We also have an afterthoughts service where women can come and discuss their experiences with a team of midwives.
For more information about baby friendly accreditation from Unicef, please click on the link for more information: Baby-Friendly accreditation from UNICEF.
Outpatients clinics for pregnant women at Rotherham Hospital
Many outpatient clinics take place at Greenoaks including ante-natal scans, although most antenatal care is provided by your community midwife.
We also publish some leaflets that you might find useful:
Smoking in pregnancy
increases the risk of:
- Still birth
- Sudden infant death
We are here to
help all pregnant women to stop smoking and can provide stop smoking
appointments within our antenatal clinics.
Antenatal & Postnatal
Wharncliffe is based on Level B between juctions 3 and 4
Partners: 24 hours, 7 days a week
Own children: 12.30pm - 8.00pm (7 days a week)
Other visitors: 12.30pm - 1.30pm and 6.30 - 8.00pm (7 days a week) the children need to be 14 years and over. Partners please discuss any needs for extended visiting with the midwife in charge of the ward. We do have individual rooms which we can allocate based on needs at the time. Please discuss your personal circumstances with the midwife in charge who will try to accomodate you wherever possible.
Gynaecology (Ward B11)
All visitors: 3.30 - 4.30pm and 6.30 to 8pm (7 days a week)
Visiting times are restricted to allow rest and recuperation. We only allow your own children to visit.
Protected meal times
We operate protected meal times to allow our women to have their meals undisturbed by visitors. We kindly request that visiting is avoided during these times:
Gynaecology (Ward B11)
7.45am - 8.45am
5.45pm - 6.30pm
Antenatal & Postnatal (Wharncliffe)
12.00pm - 12.30pm
Car parking is available in the main visitors carpark at the front entrance, but for more information on carparking please click here
The maternity entrance has a barrier in place, which is operated by the security team, providing safe access to the unit for emergency vehicles, disabled patients/visitors and access for patients being collected and dropped-off.
Our department has electronic doors covered by CCTV, which you have to ask to be let in and out of. This is to protect the privacy and security of all patients, especially babies. We kindly request that all visitors and patients respect that these are in place to protect you and ensure that doors are not left open or held open to allow visitors to follow you in.
We continually assess the effectivess of our service through groups such as the Clinical Audit and Effectiveness Group, Labour Ward Forum and Governance Meetings. During these sessions, we discuss areas of practice and evaluate whether we are achieving our aims. We also feed back any compaints and problems we have from our patients to look at ways of continually improving our service.
We are always keen to hear what our ervice users have to say and welcome your input. Please let us know if you want to become involved in a service user group or forum.
Friends and Family
Your feedback is really important to us. We want to hear about your experience of the care you received from services provided by The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust. Please let us hear about your experience by filling in a card or completing our online survey 48 hours after your discharge from the hospital: