Maternity Unit at Colchester General Hospital opens to the public for the day

Midwives, new and expectant mothers and new Colchester MP attended an open afternoon to celebrate th

Midwives, new and expectant mothers and new Colchester MP attended an open afternoon to celebrate the completion of a £1.2m package of improvements to the maternity unit at Colchester General Hospital. - Credit: Su Anderson

Mums old and new visited the maternity unit at Colchester General Hospital during an open day to see improvements made in a £1.2million project.

Midwives, new and expectant mothers and new Colchester MP attended an open afternoon to celebrate th

Midwives, new and expectant mothers and new Colchester MP attended an open afternoon to celebrate the completion of a £1.2m package of improvements to the maternity unit at Colchester General Hospital. - Credit: Su Anderson

A new triage area, second maternity operating theatre and additional birthing pools have been created as part of the scheme.

Dymphna Sexton-Bradshaw, head of midwifery, said: “This project is something we started planning back in October 2012 so it is very gratifying to see it completed. It will make a real difference.”

Midwives, new and expectant mothers and new Colchester MP attended an open afternoon to celebrate th

Midwives, new and expectant mothers and new Colchester MP attended an open afternoon to celebrate the completion of a £1.2m package of improvements to the maternity unit at Colchester General Hospital. - Credit: Su Anderson


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