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Warwick Hospital maternity unit receives cash boost

The maternity unit at Warwick Hospital has received a cash boost of £200,000 to help make improvements, some of which were suggested by patients.

Funding from the Department of Health was given to the Trust after a proposal was put forward to improve accommodation for parents and better facilities for bereaving families.

We are thrilled to receive just under £200,000 to improve services on our unit. We are always looking at ways to improve our services for patients and this funding can help us tackle some of our bigger improvement plans.

I am particularly pleased that we are able to improve our facilities for parents. When a baby is being cared for in the special care baby unit it can be a very distressing time and enabling parents to stay close to their baby provides some comfort. Our new bereavement facilities will be in a separate private area where parents can receive our support and care.

– Wendy Jones, Head of Midwifery, Warwick Hospital

Vomiting bug closes parts of Warwick Hospital

The virus spreads quickly in environments such as hospitals, schools and care homes Credit: ITV Central

Further restrictions have been enforced at Warwick Hospital following an outbreak of the winter vomiting bug, norovirus.

The hospital was hit by the virus in October last year, following a review of the outbreak hospital bosses have decided to close affected wards to the public.

To find out what the symptoms, treatment and how to minimise the risk of contracting norovirus see here.

For more information on the wards affected see the Warwick Hospital website.

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Wards re-open to visitors after Norovirus outbreak

Some wards have reopened to visitors at Warwick hospital following an outbreak of Norovirus.

The decision to welcome visitors back to the unaffected wards in the hospital was taken following a review of the virus outbreak in the hospital.

The hospital has been closed to visitors for a week while staff ensured they had contained the virus, also known as they winter vomiting bug.

Visitors are only allowed between 6pm and 8pm to the following wards:

  • Farries Ward
  • Guy Ward
  • Squire Ward
  • Avon Ward
  • Charlecote Ward
  • Nicol Unit at Stratford Hospital
  • Arden Court at the Helen Ley Centre

The hospital is asking visitors to read the guidance which can be found here before visiting.