A calm and comfortable room has been created in the ante natal clinic at North Devon District Hospital. The room, known as Sandy Cove, will be used to support women who need a place to sit and be after they have received news after a scan or appointment which they need to come to terms with.
Lead Midwife for Community and Outpatients Angela Whitfield said “The quiet room is important to the Maternity team here at NDDH as we wanted to provide the best experience we can for our women at sometimes difficult and upsetting times in their pregnancy. The team approach started with midwife Josie Townsend and screening coordinator Kay Maytum who set the wheels in motion to create the room. Midwife Sonia Copp and maternity caresssistants Claire Jones, Emma Weeks and Tracey Sluggett chose the soft furnishings and finishing touches to make the room feel as comfortable as possible. We were overwhelmed to receive funding support from our hospital charity Over and Above which enabled us to make this much needed room a reality.”
Over and Above fundraiser Julie Whitton said: “A quiet space is so important for our women, particularly when they have received distressing news. A space to gather your thoughts is so important. We are fortunate to have a dedicated midwifery team in North Devon who have ensured this room was created.”
The room conversion was funded by the NDHT Trust and Over and Above funded the furniture and soft furnishings.
To find out more about NHS hospital charity Over and Above or give a donation please visit www.overandabove.org.uk . Every penny supports our patients and their families over and above that which the NHS can provide.