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Our searchable ward directory contains information about our wards, including contact details, location information, visiting hours, names of key ward staff and what you can or cannot bring onto the ward.

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M3 (antenatal ward) at St Helier Hospital

M3 (antenatal ward)

  • Specialisation: Antenatal
  • Location: St Helier Hospital
  • Telephone number: 020 8296 2988

Location

First floor, Women's Health

Postal address to write to patients

M3 (antenatal ward)
St Helier Hospital
Wrythe Lane
Carshalton
Surrey
SM5 1AA

Key staff

  • Matron: Emilie Lacquement (Lead Midwife)
  • Head of Nursing: Marion Louki (Head of Midwifery)
  • Ward Manager: Alison Hide (Senior Midwife)

Ward routine

  • Ward rounds:

    All antenatal women are reviewed daily by one of the specialist registrars on call. Each antenatal woman is allocated a consultant obstetrician who may see her during her admission.

     

  • Medicine rounds: The midwife will conduct the medicines round at 6am, 12noon, 2pm, 6pm and 10pm. However, you can ask for analgesia outside these times should you need it.
  • Breakfast: 7am - 9am (buffet service)
  • Lunch: 12.30pm - 1.30pm
  • Dinner: 5pm - 6pm
  • Women can also have food brought in if they prefer.
    Beverages are served at approximately 8.30am, 10.30am, 2pm and 6pm.
    There is a chilled drinks machine located on the third floor of the maternity unit.

  • On the maternity ward, we mainly provide care for antenatal women over 20 weeks gestation.
    All low-risk women having induction of labour will be cared for on the antenatal ward. 
    In exceptional circumstances, postnatal women and their babies will be cared for on the ward.

Facilities on the ward

  • Number of inpatient beds: 16
  • Number of bays: 2
  • Number of single bedded rooms: 4 side rooms
  • Single/mixed sex: This ward is for women only. Some patients will have their own bedroom and bathroom.
  • Hospedia system available:

    Hospedia, our bedside TV, phone and internet service is available at on all beds.

     

  • Other facilities: Several bathrooms, shower rooms and toilets. 1 room with en-suite facilities. 1 bay with a conservatory at the end for women to sit with their partners, family and friends.

Visiting the ward and restrictions for visitors

  • Visiting hours: 8am - 9pm for partners, other visitors and mother’s own children are welcome from 3pm - 8pm
  • Max visitors per bed: 2
  • Mobile phone policy: Mobile phones should be kept on silent or vibrate at all times, and must be switched off if requested.
  • Other restrictions for visitors:

    You cannot bring in your own TV set. All electrical goods must be checked by our maintenance department before plugging them in. No candles or incense burners to be used as these are a potential fire hazard. No pets are allowed onto the ward.

    Read more about protected mealtimes (see In the hospital) and privacy and dignity in our hospitals. Please observe the no smoking policy in all hospital buildings and on the hospital grounds (including car parks).

Restrictions for patients

  • Can I receive flowers?: Yes

Additional information

  • Going home:

    Women are discharged home as their clinical condition improves. Women having their labour induced will be transferred to the delivery suite when clinically indicated.

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