Hundreds of pregnant women to benefit from new unit

Midwifery staff in the New Maternity Assessment Unit. PHOTO: Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital

Midwifery staff in the New Maternity Assessment Unit. PHOTO: Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. - Credit: Archant

Hundreds of pregnant women and their babies will benefit from a new maternity assessment unit.

The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH) charity have teamed up with a variety of organisations, including the MacLeod family and The Sunshine Ladies, to fund the MacLeod Maternity Assessment Unit at the NNUH.

The new three-bay unit is located next to the delivery suite at the hospital and sees about 30-50 women each week, carrying out extra monitoring where needed, or performing tests such as glucose monitoring to detect gestational diabetes.

Ann Walker, acting head of midwifery, said: 'Having a dedicated space has enabled us to speed up the assessment service for women and reduce the busy feel on delivery suite where the assessments would previously have taken place.'

Other organisations that donated to the unit include: A and E Motors, Dialhouse Reepham, Dotty Pottery, and Kettle Chips.


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