Delivery Suite (ward 25) consists of nine individual delivery rooms and a purpose-built obstetric theatre. One of the rooms is a specially designed birthing pool room allowing women to labour and deliver in water. All of the rooms contain standard features such as ensuite facilities, cupboards for personal belongings, a bench top fridge for snacks and drinks and top-of-the-range furniture and fittings.
Care in the Delivery Suite is always provided by midwives, with support from the medical staff if required. We aim to provide one-to-one care in labour, with each patient being allocated a designated midwife who will normally continue care throughout her shift.
In order to ensure as much privacy and support for you in labour, we do not encourage more than two birthing partners to be present and other visitors are not allowed unless there are exceptional circumstances.
Where is the service provided from?
Delivery Suite is a 24 hour service 7 days per week. The department is located on the ground floor of the maternity unit at
South Tyneside District Hospital
Tyne and Wear
Direct line to the reception desk is: 0191 4041033
Fax number: 0191 2024188
Department is managed by: Safe Care Lead Midwife Anne Hill
The department is staffed with a team of midwives, maternity care assistants, medical staff, clerical officers and domestic staff. Anaesthetic and paediatric staff attend the department when requested to assist and advise on care management.
Students in all staff groups also undertake training in this area
Bedside services of TV and telephone are available in all rooms except the birthing pool room but a charge will apply.
South Tyneside District Hospital, South Shields, 0191 404 1000