£128,161 funding awarded for new birthing pools and antenatal clinic upgrade

The Department of Health has announced that the Lister’s Diamond Jubilee Maternity Unit has been successful in its bid for funding to improve further the environment that local pregnant women will experience when using these services. The £128,161 being given to the Trust will be used to provide two additional birthing pools in the maternity unit, bringing the total available in the midwife-led unit to four. New consulting rooms are also being created in the nearby antenatal clinic, as well as brand new flooring.