New state-of-the-art maternity unit at Prince Charles Hospital

First look inside the new state-of-the-art maternity unit at Prince Charles Hospital

The neonatal and midwifery unit at Prince Charles Hospital has had a £6m revamp and it now provides a new state-of-the-art maternity unit.

The changes to the hospital in Merthyr Tydfil follows a decision – years in the making – to downgrade paediatric and obstetric services at the Royal Glamorgan Hospital in Llantrisant.

As part of the changes from March 9 , doctor-led midwifery and neonatal services will no longer be available at the Royal Glamorgan.

It means babies who are premature or ill will not be delivered at the Royal Glamorgan and will instead be sent to Prince Charles, Princess of Wales Hospital in Bridgend or the University Hospital of Wales (UHW) in Cardiff.

However all midwife-led deliveries, as well as antenatal services, clinic appointments, scans and tests in pregnancy, will still be provided in the Royal Glamorgan.

 

Read the full article on Wales Online here.

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