Obstetrics Ward 1
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Obstetrics Ward 1

Where is Obstetrics Ward 1?
Obstetrics Ward 1 is located at ground floor level of the green block.

What is Obstetrics Ward 1?
Obstetrics Ward 1 is a 24 bedded female ward that caters for mothers who are going to give birth, either by an elective caesarean section or a medical induction. This ward also cares for mothers and their babies following the delivery. We also cater for pregnant mothers needing investigations.

Meal times
Mothers have the opportunity of ordering their lunch and dinner from an established menu. A staff member will go around the patients in the morning so the order is taken. The food that will be ordered will be for the day after.

Breakfast: 7.30am to 8am
Lunch: 11.30am to 12.30pm
Dinner: 5.30pm to 6.30pm

Visiting times
Monday to Sunday (including public holidays):
10.00 – 20.00 (Husbands/Partners/Guardians only)
16:00 - 20.00 (2 visitors, excluding husbands/parents/guardians, at any one time)

We are also offering open visiting hours to the partners post delivery. They can stay near the mother to help bonding and support the mother but at 7am they have to leave ward premises and return to ward at 10:00 am.
On admission the couple are given a copy of a set of rules while a signed copy is put in the mother’s file.

Only birth partners are allowed and they need to have a swab result not older than 72 hours to be admitted in ward.  Ideally couple should swab together to have a concurrent –ve result.
Due to Covid-19 restrictions visiting hours have been changed as follows:
One hour is allocated by staff to each father.  Visiting hours is allocated either between 
16:00-17:00 or 17:00-18:00

Special permits for visiting outside the established visiting hours may be given to birth partners on the discretion of the Charge Midwife.

Contacting the ward
To speak to the midwives/ nurses on the ward, one may call on +356 25455140 – midwifery/ nursing staff will not give detailed medical information over the phone to protect patients’ right to confidentiality.