Welcome to our Antenatal Ward (Ward 65)

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We hope you find the ward a clean, safe environment.  In order to help us achieve this we respectfully ask that you keep the amount of personal belongings you bring into hospital to a minimum.  This will help keep your bed area safe and clear and enable the area to be cleaned properly.


Where are we?

Ward 65 is located on the 2nd Floor, Saint Mary’s Hospital.

Tel: (0161) 276 6528 



Ward 65 operates the following visiting times:

Your partner or an alternative birthing partner (one person only) – 10.00 am – 10.00 pm.

All other visitors – 10.00 am – 8.00 pm.

Please be respectful of these times and leave promptly.  Only 4 visitors, including partner and children, are allowed at any one time.



Tea and coffee are available at all times in the dayroom.

Fresh water is available at all times – please ask staff.

Please note:  These facilities are for patients only.  Visitors are kindly asked to obtain refreshments from the facilities on the ground floor.



(times are approximate)

Breakfast                 7.30 am – 8.30 am.

Lunch                      12 midday – 1.00 pm

Evening meal           5.00 pm – 6.00 pm

Meals are served to your bedside but there is the facility to dine in the dayroom if you prefer.

If you are going to be away from the ward during these times please inform your midwife who will arrange for a cold meal to be saved for you.

Alternatively your family can bring food for you from home/outside if you wish.

Unfortunately due to health and safety regulations we are unable to re-heat any food or drink.


Calling for assistance

A call bell is available at your bedside which you can use to call for assistance at any time of day or night.

Doctors’ ward rounds

The doctors will visit the ward between 8.00 – 9.30 am each day.  Please ensure that you are close to your bed around this time to enable the doctors to review your care in a timely manner. Please note that it may not be necessary for the doctor to review your case every day and you should discuss this with your midwife if you have any concerns.


Privacy curtains

In order to ensure the safety of our patients we ask you keep your curtains open at all times unless undressing/breastfeeding etc.  This helps staff to monitor the wellbeing, safety and security of all mothers and babies on the ward.  This also ensures that the ward benefits from natural light, which improves the environment for all.

Thank you for your co-operation.


Chaplaincy/spiritual needs

The Trust provides a chaplaincy/spiritual service to all patients.  If you would like to access this service please ask a member of staff who will be pleased to contact them for you.


Discharge home from hospital

When you are deemed fit to go home the midwives are required to complete a checklist in order to ensure all aspects of your continuing care are arranged.  This process can take some time and some elements of this are beyond our control.  Please be assured the staff will be doing everything they can to complete your discharge in a timely manner.  Your patience in this process is appreciated.  If you have to wait for transport home once you have your discharge papers we will request that you wait in the dayroom.



At Saint Mary’s Hospital we strive to deliver the best care possible and we would appreciate your feedback on your time on our antenatal ward.  This is to help us know about the good and not so good aspects of your stay and will help us improve our service.

Please take time to complete the questionnaire before you are discharged and hand it in to the staff.

If you wish to discuss any aspects of your care with the Ward Manager or Matron in charge of the wards, please ask a member of staff.

Thank you for your co-operation and may we take this opportunity to wish you all the best for the future.