Tuesday, 11 March 2014

 Hospital gets grant to improve maternity facilities

The Royal Surrey has been successful in a bid for money from the Department of Health to improve the ‘birthing environment’ at the hospital.

The grant, worth £508,000, will be used to complete the refurbishment of the delivery suite and to build en-suite facilities in all rooms. The money will also enable an upgrade of the current high dependency unit (HDU) with improved facilities for partners to stay.

In addition, the hospital will add a new high risk area for ladies with complex needs who want a home-from-home environment, with the availability of a birthing pool, but in the safety of a fully equipped delivery suite.

All good news for an area where the recent Care Quality Commission report found to be outstanding.

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