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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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M4 (postnatal ward) at St Helier Hospital

M4 (postnatal ward)

  • Specialisation: Caring for postnatal women and their babies. The length of stay depends on the mode of delivery and the clinical condition of mother or baby.
  • Location: St Helier Hospital
  • Telephone number: 020 8296 2478 / 3665, Maternity Assessment Unit (MAU) 020 8296 3124

Location

First floor, Women's Health

Postal address to write to patients

M4 (postnatal 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)
  • Other key staff: Christine Morgan, ward receptionist

Ward routine

  • Ward rounds:

    Women who had have not had any problems in their antenatal period and who have had a normal birth will be cared for and discharged by a midwife. The midwife will refer women to a doctor if she feels there is a clinical need.

     

  • Medicine rounds: The midwife will conduct medicine rounds at 7am, 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
  • You can also have food brought in if you prefer.
    Beverages are served at approximately 8.30am, 10.30am, 2pm and 6pm. 
    There is a chilled drinks machine located on the second floor of the maternity wing. 

     

Facilities on the ward

  • Number of inpatient beds: 22
  • Number of bays: 3 bays, each with 6 beds
  • Number of single bedded rooms: 5 single occupancy rooms
  • Single/mixed sex: This ward is for women only.
  • 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 ensuite facilities, 1 bay with a conservatory at the end for women to sit with their visitors. At one end of the ward there is a baby room where mothers can sit and feed their babies during the day or night. The room is also used for talks on infant feeding.

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
  • 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:

    No children under 16 years are allowed to visit unless they are the woman’s own children.

    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:

    It will depend on the wellbeing of you and your baby as to when you will be discharged home. Some women choose to go home within six hours of giving birth but most women will stay for 12 to 72 hours depending on type of delivery and level of support required with feeding their baby.

  • Good to know:

    If you live outside our catchment area, the discharging midwife will check the address that you are returning to and contact the nearest hospital to arrange community visits. If you are concerned about yourself or baby whilst at home you can call anytime either the ward or delivery suite for advice.

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