Maternity ward to receive £74,000 of improvements

Milton Keynes Hospital
Milton Keynes Hospital
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Milton Keynes Hospital will be given £74,000 to help improve their maternity facilities.

On Thursday, Health Minister Dr Dan Poulter announced that 100 hospitals would be given a share of £25 million to improve maternity care throughout the country.

Milton Keynes Hospital will spend the money improving one of their birthing pool rooms, buying reclining chairs for birthing partners and provisions to improve natural births.

Dr Poulter said: “A new arrival in the family is a joyous time but it can present a real challenge for mums and families, particularly those experiencing it for the first time.

“We are now going to see huge improvements to maternity services right across the country – from birthing pools to family rooms and even new midwifery-led units. These will make a big difference to the experience mums and families have of NHS maternity services, with more choice and a better environment where women can give birth.

“Maternity units have had to show evidence that they asked mums and dads about what changes they need to make – so we know these are the changes local people really want to see.”