M2 is the Postnatal ward. It has 21 beds and cots for new mums and their babies.

Patients on this ward will be expected to stay for no more than 4 days.

M1 has open visiting times between 1-9pm.

The whole family are welcome to visit, but only 3 people can be at the bedside at any one time.

Ward Matron: Esther Rackley (Inpatient Services Matron)
Acting Ward Manager: Margaret Bradley

Mums and babies staying on M2 will be treated by a multidisciplinary team which includes midwives, health care assistants (all of whom have had breastfeeding training), consultants and an infant feeding advisor.

Please feel free to share your experience of being on this ward. Please e-mail your views toΒ swbh.comms@nhs.net

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Mums will need to bring:

β€’ Nightwear
β€’ Daywear – tracksuit of comfortable clothes
β€’ Undergarments
β€’ Toothbrush and toothpaste
β€’ Soap and deodorant
β€’ Bath towel and a flannel or sponge

Babies will need:

β€’ Nappies
β€’ Cotton wool
β€’ Clothes
β€’ Blankets if required
β€’ Car seat for journey home

Do not bring:

β€’ Large amounts of money
β€’ Valuables such as jewellery
β€’ Television or radios
β€’ Alcohol

M2 is located in the Maternity Block at City Hospital