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Liverpool Women’s Hospital gets £10m revamp

The recently completed first stage of major redevelopment works on the maternity unit at the Liverpool Women’s Hospital has been made possible, following a surplus created partly through private care such as IVF treatments.

The trust says that the upgrading of the unit allows for brighter, more spacious and modern facilities throughout. Technological advancements such as an updated computer system make it easier for staff to transfer patient details, and wireless monitors give patients the freedom to move around the unit while still observing their new arrival.

As well as the 55 beds across the unit, eight new delivery rooms and a new birthing pool have also been added, so that the work of the staff – which sees upwards of 8,500 babies delivered each year – can continue in more peaceful and hygienic surroundings.

The new induction lounge facilities can allow for birthing partners to enjoy tea and coffee while they nervously pace the laminate flooring. Liverpool Women’s Hospital has also improved the triage system by adding a telephone triage facility to relieve the strain on the service, when patients would arrive in the busy room and stretch staff over two areas.

The new additions to the unit also mean that “higher-risk women” can receive the same level of care that they would experience in a more specialist hospital, and that more on-site facilities can reduce the need for unnecessary patient transfer.

The hospital is opening its doors for a celebration on 7th September, so locals have a chance to view the new facilities.

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