New homes for new mums

One of the places where women go to give birth at a Norfolk hospital is moving to allow building work to happen.

The Central Delivery Suite (CDS) at King’s Lynn’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital is moving to Wolferton Ward.

The Midwife Led Birthing Unit (MLBU) and Butterfly Suite will also be moved to the same place.

Signage is in place to ensure people can find it.

The new CDS will have individual delivery rooms, along with the ability to have birthing pools set up in two of the rooms if needed. The area will also have a private dedicated space to mirror the Trust’s Butterfly Suite.

Esther Dorken, Interim Head of Midwifery and Nursing said: “We understand that women, birthing people and their families may have some anxiety about how to get to the new CDS and we are doing all we can to make this journey as easy as possible.

“This relocation is essential to allow for safety work to take place in our current delivery suite. Our new area has been designed with our maternity team to ensure it has everything we need to deliver the same service to families when they arrive to give birth.”