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Brook Birth Centre

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Ward telephone nos: 01473 703021 or 703022
Lead Midwife: Lynn Lacey
Nearest car park:
Nearest entrance:
Directions from entrance to ward:
Car Park G. View car parking information.
Entrance 8 (Maternity)
Brook Ward is located on the 2nd floor of the Maternity block. View hospital map.
Overview: Brook Birth Centre is midwife-led. There are 3 birthing rooms for natural childbirth in a quiet environment, 2 assessment rooms and 10 beds for postnatal care.
Visiting times: Partner or named person can visit 9am – 9pm and are welcome to stay overnight.
Other visitors are welcome 3pm – 7pm
Please assist the ward staff by only visiting at the above times, unless you have made other arrangements with the ward sister or charge nurse.
No of visitors per bed: We ask that there are a maximum of 3 visitors at any one time, including the partner. No children under the age of 11 can visit unless they are the patient's own children.
Meal times: Breakfast at 8 – 9am, lunch at 12 noon – 1pm and dinner at 5 – 6pm.
Ward rounds: There are no consultant ward rounds on this ward.
Amenity fund: If you would like to make a donation to Brook Birth Center, cheques should be made payable to 'Brook Ward Fund No 10305'.
Additional information: For safety and security reasons an intercom / CCTV system controls access to the Maternity Wards and Neonatal Unit. At busy times, visitors may have to wait to gain entry to the wards.

It is very important that we reduce the risk of infection to all mothers and babies and for this reason, we ask everyone to use the alcohol hand gel provided before entering any wards or clinics. Visitors must keep contact with babies to a minimum and should wash their hands thoroughly both before and after. We also ask that all visitors, including partners, do not sit or lie on beds.

For clinical reasons the number of people with you during labour is limited to two. We will ask any other people to leave the ward.

Hot meals, lunches and refreshments are available from the hospital restaurant or from the variety of coffee shops around the hospital.
Further information: Further information about giving birth, coming into hospital and caring for your newborn baby can be found in the Ipswich Hospital Baby Book that we will give you during your pregnancy.


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