Kingston Hospital in line for £200,000 for maternity services
By adam_leone | Sunday, January 27, 2013, 18:30
Kingston Hospital will be getting £219,000 from the Department of health to make improvements to its maternity unit.
The Government opened the £25 million fund to applications from local NHS trusts and foundation trusts.
Bids were judged by a panel that included representatives from the Royal College of Midwives and Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.
Kingston is one of more than 100 hospitals to share the fund to improve and upgrade maternity units across the country.
The money at Kingston will be spent on installing a new birthing pool, wireless monitoring units for mothers and overnight stay facilities for partners.
In addition to this, the money will also be used to extend the day assessment unit to provide an additional cubicle and a designated area for equipment associated with fetal loss.
Anna Dellaway, Head of Midwifery at Kingston Hospital, said: "We are very grateful for the funding which will go a long way to help improve the maternity facilities at the Hospital and the birthing experience for our mothers, partners and their babies."