No cashpoint machine available, cashback available when making a purchase for £5 at the hospital shop. Nearest cashpoint Morrison’s supermarket (300yards away).
Spires restaurant 8.00am -2.30pm. Tempo Café in hospital reception open 7.30am – 7.30pm.
Go Shop sells sandwiches, snacks, newspapers and magazines- open 7.30-8pm (8-17.30 weekends). Morrison’s supermarket and KFC are within walking distance. The town centre is within 15 minutes walk of the hospital site.
No laundry facilities for parents.
The hospital chapel is next to the main reception area, open 7am-8pm. The hospital chaplain can be contacted on request.
PALS service available. Monday - Thursday, 8:30am - 5pm, and Friday 8.30am - 4.30pm. Contact PALS directly on 01432 372986 or 07825681801. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Interpreter services are available via PALS or ask the nurse in charge.
Appointments for a postnatal check can be arranged.
Permits are provided for parents to park free of charge in staff car park if a space is available.
Anytime, accompanied by a parent.
Anytime, accompanied by a parent.
Short visits only, accompanied by parent . No other children except brothers and sisters of the baby.
2 visitors plus parents.
Check with staff.
Remove outdoor clothing on entry . Please wash and gel hands on entry and exit to the unit, before and after caring for your baby.
2 overnight stay rooms to prepare for discharge or if your baby is very ill.
Tea and coffee facilities provided. Microwave, fridge and toaster available. Sitting room with TV/DVD player/information board. Mothers who are breastfeeding their baby all day can have a hot meal on the maternity ward.
Please switch off your phone when on the NNU.
In an emergency staff can help you make a telephone call.
There is a quiet room for expressing breast milk and screens to provide privacy at the cot side. Free loan breast pump whilst your baby is in SCBU. Please return it before discharge. Susan Everall and Kirstie Coppock are the main breast feeding nurses for SCBU, but all nurses are trained to support breastfeeding. Breast feeding support nursery nurses are available when you go home.
Play area in the parent’s sitting room with toys, books, colouring, TV and DVD’s. Please supervise children at all times.
Facebook Hereford SCBU group -run by parents for parents.
Dr Cathryn Seagrave
Elaine Evans, Ward Manager.
Housekeeper Michaela Wyatt will help you with car parking permits, booking lunch on the maternity ward, access facilities.
From the main hospital entrance (Accident and Emergency entrance after 8pm), SCBU is located on level 2 in the main building. Press the red button and wait until someone answers. We can see via a camera link who is at the door, so please state your name and your baby’s name. We will then release the security door to for you to gain entry. Please ensure there is no one behind you that you mistakenly allow entry.
Please talk to the nurse looking after your baby.
The ward manager, or nurse in charge of shift, is available to address any concerns or complaints to ensure your stay is as stress free as possible. If you wish to speak to someone outside SCBU, then Patient Advisory Liaison Service is accessible at hospital reception. We welcome your feedback.
The doctors do a ward round every morning and you are invited to stay to discuss your baby’s care and progress. An appointment can be made to address your baby’s care at a mutual convenient time.
Between 9am-11am every morning.
Rest time 14:00-15:00 each day. However, we encourage reduced noise and light levels.