Obstetrics Ward 2
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Obstetrics Ward 2

Where is Obstetrics Ward 2?
Obstetrics Ward 2 is found in the green block on the ground floor.

What is Obstetrics Ward 2?

Due to the COVID pandemic Obstetric ward 2 has been functioning as a MARPA ward since April 2020. Thus we are now catering for all COVID positive patients, quarantine patients and also all patients that are still awaiting a pending nasal COVID swab. Therefore, mother and babies, any antenatal mothers who require admission and treatment and any mothers who are miscarrying and are awaiting nasal swabs, are admitted to Obstetric ward 2. We also cater for readmissions that might require further treatment.

Obstetric ward 2 is also accommodating any mothers who are COVID positive and/or on quarantine at home and require an antenatal visit for their pregnancy. Therefore transport is arranged for these mothers and together with the Public Health authorisation, these mother are brought by transport to Obstetric 2 to be seen by a midwife and/or doctor. After this visit these mothers are transported back to their respective homes.

Obs 2 is a specialised 19 bedded female ward dealing with antenatal and gynaecological cases. It caters for mothers between the 22nd week and the 40th week of pregnancy who are admitted for investigations and treatment for any medical condition.

This ward also nurses mothers with early pregnancy aliments such as heartburn, hyper emesis, hyperacidity, anaemia in pregnancy etc.

Couples who are at risk of experiencing a miscarriage are also supported at this ward. The staff offers empathy to the couple and their immediate families through this difficult time with the help of the support/bereavement midwife.

Also situated on Obs 2 is the Emergency/Admission room (which operates on a 24/7 hour basis) where all emergencies pertaining to Obs and Gynae are seen after having registered through A&E. Patients are admitted to this ward either as emergency cases referred from the Emergency department and examined on the Admission room, direct admissions referred by consultants or from Out Patients department or as elective cases.
Mothers beyond the 22 weeks gestation, need not go through A&E department but are to go directly to CDS with their Co-op card (Blue card).
Meal times
Patients have the opportunity to order their lunch and dinner from an established menu. A staff member will consult with patients in the morning so the order is taken. The food that will be ordered will be for the next day.

Breakfast: 7.30am to 9am – served in the ‘Day room’
Lunch: 11.30am to 12.30pm – served individually near the bedside
Dinner: 5.30pm to 6.30pm – served individually near the bedside.
There are no visiting hours at this time since the ward has been transformed into a MARPA ward due to the COVID 19 pandemic.
Visiting times
Monday to Sunday (including public holidays):
10.00 – 20.00 (1 relative can accompany the patient continuously)
16:00 - 20.00 (2 other visitors and children, excluding husbands/parents/guardians)

Special permits for visiting outside the established visiting hours may be given to relatives at the discretion of the Charge Midwife.
Contacting the ward
In order to speak to the midwives on the ward, one may call on telephone number +356 25455162. The midwifery ​staff are not expected to give detailed medical information over the phone to protect patients’ rights to confidentiality.