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Next phase of maternity makeover gets underway

Maternity Painting to start

George Eliot Hospital Maternity Unit refurbishment has moved into the next phase of development. After the installation of new windows, several exciting developments are being implemented this summer including the start of the external paint work.

Maternity staff have worked closely with local people who were consulted on the design and colour of the artwork for the exterior of the building. Painting is due to start in the next few days after the installation of new doors and windows and repairs to the outside of the building.

Highlights of the redevelopment include two new birthing pools in the Labour Suite, new flooring, ceilings and lighting in delivery rooms, and the total refurbishment of the Special Care Baby Unit. Lighting throughout the corridors will be improved with mood lighting within birthing rooms.

A brand new reception counter will be built adjacent to the League of Friends Cafe and other internal areas are being decorated.

Head of Midwifery, Alison Talbot said: “We are excited about the start of the next phase of redevelopment.

“Local people had a say on the design for the external features and we are all eager to see the final designs become a reality.”

Look out for photographs of the changes as they develop on our website www.geh.nhs.uk

If you are pregnant, are unsure of where to have your baby and would like a tour of the maternity unit and meet our team, please contact 02476 86 5049 to arrange a visit.

Further information 

Maternity services at the George Eliot

More than 2000 women give birth at the George Eliot every year and are looked after by our specialist services which include a Special Care Baby Unit.

Services are high quality, safe and managed by our caring team who support families from the early stages of pregnancy, through birth and after delivery.


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