Worcestershire Royal Hospital wins maternity unit grant

Worcestershire Royal Hospital The hospital was turned down for a maternity unit grant two years ago

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Worcestershire Royal Hospital has been awarded a £500,000 grant to build a new midwife-led maternity unit.

The funding has come from the Department of Health and follows a failed bid two years ago.

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust said the new unit would be based next to the existing consultant-led unit.

Lindsey Webb, chief nursing officer at the trust, said it would offer local women "greater choice".

A review of hospitals in the county published last month recommended that maternity and children's services should be centralised at Worcester's Royal Hospital.

The trust said the new unit, which will feature four en-suite birthing rooms, could be completed in six months.

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