Burton Albion FC are making one of the suites at the Pirelli Stadium available for midwives at University Hospitals of Derby and Burton (UHDB) to offer expectant and new mums care closer to their homes.
The facility will allow community midwives to offer patients antenatal and post-natal care from Monday to Friday at the ground.
Midwives will be able to conduct antenatal checks for pregnant women and provide post-natal support, including heel prick tests (a type of blood test for newborn babies to check for a variety of rare genetic problems), for new parents.
Matt Hancock who is Head of Community at Burton Albion Community Trust spoke to ITV Central about the service that the club has offered.
The club staff are now working remotely from home during the COVID-19 outbreak and have donated the facility to the UHDB Trust until the foreseeable future.
Fleur Robinson, the Burton Albion Commercial Director, said: “We are proud and honoured to be able to provide our facilities to the Community Midwives at Queen’s Hospital Burton, to help support them in their vital work helping mothers and babies."