Maternity unit

Maternity unit

The Lister’s Diamond Jubilee Maternity Unit opened in October 2011 and sees over 5,500 babies born every year. Our aim is to assist you to have a safe pregnancy and a healthy happy baby.

You can choose to have your baby at home, in our midwife-led unit, or in the consultant-led unit that provides care for women with more complicated pregnancies.

Currently we have five birthing pools in the maternity unit that may be used for labour and/or birth, including one in our consultant-led unit.

Feedback

We have had positive feedback from mothers using the services, including from one mother:

"From the moment I was admitted until the time that my baby and I were discharged, the staff at Lister hospital were absolutely amazing. The midwives that assisted me in particular were wonderful, professional and extremely supportive."

If you would like to give birth at the Diamond Jubilee Maternity Unit or would like some help to choose where to give birth, take a look at our virtual tour. You can also book directly with us by using the Early Bird Referral booking form.

Maternity and Perinatal Audit

The Trust is taking part in the National Maternity and Perinatal Audit (NMPA). The aim of the NMPA is to study how mothers and babies are cared for in maternity units across England, Scotland and Wales. It will make it easier for units to monitor the care they provide. The audit will include information about all mothers who have a baby after 1 April 2014.

Click here to read the NMPA leaflet (under the maternity heading) or visit www.maternityaudit.org.uk.

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Facts:

The Diamond Jubilee Maternity Unit sees some 5,000 babies born every year, including sets of twins. Whilst some women have their babies at home, around a third of the babies are born in the new midwife-led unit.

Feedback:

The £16.5 million unit started caring for mothers back in October 2011 and has had positive feedback from mothers using the services from all over the region, including this from one new mother;

‘From the moment I was admitted until the time that my baby and I were discharged, the staff at Lister Hospital were absolutely amazing. The midwives that assisted me in particular were wonderful, professional and extremely supportive’.

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