The Maternity building is physically linked to the children’s and adult hospitals via a walkway bridge. A large three storey extension to the pre-existing maternity unit, offers mums and their babies the very best accommodation and access to the latest equipment and technology.
There are around 5,500 births at the Queen Elizabeth Maternity unit each year.
The unit has world-class facilities including:
- A foetal medicine unit providing specialist diagnostic facilities and treatment to unborn babies from across Scotland. The unit is equipped with three treatment rooms, scanning facilities, counselling facilities and separate waiting areas
- Two state-of-the art operating theatres – one equipped with special laser technology used to provide treatment to babies while they are still in the womb (interventional foetal therapy).
- A purpose-built labour suite with 12 labour rooms – all with en suite toilet and bath/shower facilities and two with birthing pools, a four bedded antenatal area, high dependency beds and a five bedded recovery area, counselling rooms, a delivery room for women experiencing a stillbirth or miscarriage, kitchen and waiting facilities for visitors.
- A neonatal intensive care unit with the capacity for 34 medical and surgical intensive care/high dependency cots.
- A Special Care Baby Unit with 26 special care cots for babies who require extra support and care after birth and four mother and baby rooms with en suite facilities for babies who are relatively well. These rooms give mothers the opportunity to stay with their baby to establish parenting skills and breast feeding prior to discharge and reduce the need for separation if the baby requires a short-term observation or treatment.
There is also modern, attractive accommodation for day care, assessment and early pregnancy advisory services.