Your Conservative-led Council supported the Clinical Service Review that led to £250 million being invested in our local NHS.
The Conservatives believe that our hardworking NHS staff deserve recognition, our NHS staff deserve good facilities and our NHS Staff deserve a good working environment.
The midwife-led units will merge and be co-located in the new Maternity Unit. This will reduce the number of ambulance transfers for women in labour between hospital sites. This consolidation of skilled staff better enables high-quality care 24/7
There will be a dedicated antenatal ward and day assessment areas, offering both outpatient and inpatient services. This allows rapid access for high-risk patients and urgent care.
The new Maternity Unit will be a brand-new purpose-built department. Staff and local residents have been waiting over 30 years for this. Being on the same site as the Emergency Department, Critical Care, Children’s and interventional radiology services will ensure all the emergency and support services are immediately on hand, providing safer care. The delivery ward will have 16 birthing rooms in total. There will also be two obstetric theatres.
There will be a Neonatal Intensive Care, Special Care Baby Unit and Postnatal Care Units.