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Staying in hospital

Dacre (antenatal ward)

Dacre is the antenatal ward at the Lister hospital where you will stay if you have any complications during your pregnancy that mean you need to stay overnight.

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Gloucester (postnatal ward)

Gloucester is the postnatal ward at the Lister hospital where you will stay after you have had your baby in the consultant led unit or if you need to stay in longer following the birth of your baby in the midwife led unit.

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Amenity Rooms

We have developed a number of amenity rooms that are available for families to use.

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What to bring with you

Please bring your green notes with you when you come in for an appointment, scan or to have your baby.

If you are being admitted to our antenatal ward please bring:

  • Nightwear
  • Dressing gown
  • Slipper
  • Wash things
  • Sanitary towels
  • Underwear

If you are coming into hospital to have your baby please also bring:

  • Nursing bra
  • Breast pads
  • Nappies
  • Cotton wool
  • Baby clothes and hat

Visiting Times

Your partner and your children are welcome to visit you on our wards.
Visiting times

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Useful Info


The wards are on the first floor of the maternity unit.  If you turn left at the top of the stairs, the wards are on the left hand side.

Contact numbers

Dacre 01438 284072
Gloucester 01438 284071

  • Click here to access more information in our Maternity leaflets

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