Women giving birth are benefiting from a revamped maternity ward at Stoke Mandeville Hospital thanks to a government grant.
Central government allocated £966,000 to the hospital last year so it could modernise facilities for pregnant women, new mums and their families.
The midwifery team decided the focus should be on improving the environment for women on the ante-natal and post-natal ward.
The face lift across the Rothschild maternity ward, which is in the hospital’s Claydon Wing, involved each of the existing six-bed bays undergoing a refurbishment. An en suite bathroom and toilet was installed in each bay, improving accessibility for wheelchair users.
New flooring has also been laid throughout the ward and the existing bathroom, toilets and nurses’ station have been upgraded.
Head of midwifery Audrey Warren said: “We are delighted with the changes and transformation of the ward.
“We now have facilities that can be easily accessed by all patients to ensure they have the best possible experience during their stay on our ward, which is what we as a team constantly strive for.
“In addition, this work compliments our other state-of-the-art labour and neonatal facilities developed over the past few years on this site.”
The Rothschild ward provides care for mums-to-be who require additional monitoring during pregnancy as well as postnatal care to mums and babies.