There is a parent’s lounge by the entrance to the ward where you can have a drink or snack.
A toilet is available by the lounge with wash and shower facilities on Caroline Thorpe ward.
On level 1 of the Ladywell Unit there is a vending machine for snacks and cold drinks. There is also a hot drinks and vending machine in Ladywell reception.
When parents are resident they can use the kitchen facilities on the right by the lifts at the main entrance to the wards. There is a microwave, a small fridge to store your food and there are tea and coffee making facilities.
We also offer free meals for mothers whilst caring for their baby and fathers are welcome to purchase a meal to eat with their partner.
We have two new Ipads of which we can use when parents can’t visit their baby- either straight after delivery where the baby’s been moved to SBCU for continuing care, or when the parents are at home they could Skype the unit and see a live video of their baby.