A host of extras to make time spent in hospital more comfortable have been provided in the Women and Children’s Unit at Forth Valley Royal Hospital. They include improvements in the labour suite such as an extra birthing pool, a changing room for partners closer to theatres, and an en-suite delivery room where most women can stay until they go home (unless they have to stay in hospital for longer than six hours).
On the second floor is the children’s department, split into three areas. For youngsters who are admitted, there’s a 25-bedded ward with separate parent accommodation, a classroom for education, activities and play therapy, and both inside and outside play areas.
In the outpatient area there are four consulting rooms for paediatric-led clinics, and in ambulatory care, four bed spaces are available for children who are referred to the hospital by their GP for assessments and tests.
Find out more about the Children’s Ward.
The new neonatal suite is much lighter and brighter than existing neonatal facilities and provides a more pleasant environment for staff, patients and parents.
The neonatal unit is on the same floor as the labour ward to improve access and make it easier for mothers to visit their babies while they are being care for in the unit.
Our virtual tour of the labour suite gives pregnant women the chance to see inside one of the new en-suite delivery rooms and a delivery room with a birthing pool.
- Maternity Services
- Children’s Ward
- Virtual tour of the Labour Suite
- Physiotherapy Antenatal Class
- Women and Children Information Leaflets
Useful Contact Numbers
|Reception||01324 567 300|
|Ward 6 – Gynaecology||01324 566 388|
|Ward 7 – Labour Ward||01324 567 240|
|Ward 8 – Antenatal/Postnatal||01324 567 262|
|Children’s Ward||01324 567 203|
Women and Children’s Unit Visiting Times
|11am to 8pm for one named person. All other visitors – 3pm to 4pm and 7pm to 8pm.|
|Open visiting is not allowed during labour, only the two named birth partners will be given access to Ward 7. Two named birth partners can be with labouring woman.|
|Postnatal – 11am to 8pm one named birth partner and/or direct siblings. All other visitors – 3pm to 4pm and 7pm to 8pm. Neonatal Unit – parents and direct siblings any time, only 2 per cot space.|
|Children’s Ward||10am to 7pm, 2 per bed (unless resident parent or carer)|
The Women and Children’s Unit is located to the left of the main entrance. Woman and Children’s is not accessible from inside the building and uses its own entrance pointed out above.
Patient parking is provided opposite the department entrance in the main patient car park shown in purple. A maximum stay of 4 hours is in operation. If your appointment requires a longer stay you will be provided with a pass from the clinic.