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Be Ready For Baby! We have a selection of videos showing you around the Maternity Unit. The videos are in sections showing each of the various locations within the unit that you will see when you come in to have your baby; from the entrance to the post natal ward. You can access the videos in multiple languages at: www.yoube.com/nhsggc
The maternity unit boasts a number of world class maternity facilities for women and babies from across the city and beyond. These include:
• A foetal medicine unit providing specialist diagnostic facilities and treatment to unborn babies from across Scotland. Equipped with three treatment rooms, scanning facilities, counselling facilities and separate waiting areas
• Two state-of-the art operating theatres – one equipped with special laser technology used to provide treatment to babies while they are still in the womb (interventional foetal therapy)
• A purpose-built labour suite with 12 labour rooms - all with en-suite toilet and bath/shower facilities and two with birthing pools, a four bedded antenatal area, high dependency beds and a five bedded recovery area, counselling rooms, a delivery room for women experiencing a stillbirth or miscarriage, kitchen and waiting facilities for visitors
• A neonatal intensive care unit with the capacity for 34 medical and surgical intensive care/high dependency cots.
• A Special Care Baby Unit with 26 special care cots for babies who require extra support and care after birth and four mother-and-baby rooms with en-suite facilities for babies who are relatively well. These rooms give mothers the opportunity to stay with their baby to establish parenting skills and breast feeding prior to discharge and will also reduce the need for separation if the baby requires short-term observation or treatment
• A refurbished ultrasound department including a waiting area as well scanning and counselling rooms.
• Two milk expression rooms allowing nursing mothers to express and store breast milk for feeding to their babies in intensive care and special care.
• Four staff rest rooms within the new buildings with staff lockers, food preparation area and TV for essential relaxation.
A new multi-storey car park has now opened on the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital Campus site. The facility offers 266 spaces including 30 disabled bays. Parking is free to all patients and visitors. On entering the hospital from Govan Road, drive straight ahead and the facility is situated on the left hand side of the road.
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Medical imaging uses different imaging technologies and processes to image the human body for diagnostic and treatment purposes. Examples include
The Perinatal Mental Health Service provides services to women and families affected by severe mental illness during pregnancy and the first year after childbirth. The service has 4 different elements:-
1.) A 6 bed / 6 cot regional Mother and Baby Mental Health Unit which provides suitable facilities for a woman with severe acute mental illness to be admitted for treatment, where it’s also in the best interests of her baby to come into hospital with her. The unit accepts admissions of women living in Glasgow and adjacent NHS Board areas Lanarkshire, Ayrshire and Arran, Dumfries and Galloway, Western Isles and the former Argyll and Clyde boundary areas. Referral is through local psychiatric services in the NHS Board area or via any health or social care professional if the woman lives in Glasgow.
2.) Community Outreach Service for women living within the former NHS Greater Glasgow boundary area.
3.) Out patient clinics at 3 sites around the city.
4.) Psychiatric liaison services to the Southern General Maternity Unit and the Princess Royal Maternity Unit.
Community Outreach Team: Monday - Friday 9.00am-5.00pm (except public holidays) Mother and Baby Mental Health Unit: 24hr service.
Visiting hours: Monday - Friday 2.30pm-4.30pm; 6.00pm-8.00pm; Saturday - Sunday 2.00pm-4.00pm; 6.00pm-8.00pm