West Bromwich Albion ground The Hawthorns is to be used for temporary maternity clinics, allowing expectant mothers to avoid hospital visits during the Coronavirus pandemic.

From Monday, the club will provide free space in the East Stand suites, delivering antenatal and postnatal care.

The appointment-only clinics will be staffed by 10 midwives and three support workers, according to Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust.

They also said three clinics will be held Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm.

We wanted to provide an alternative space for women who are having antenatal and postnatal care.

Helen Hurst, director of midwifery at Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust
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We are more than happy to open the doors to The Hawthorns to enable this vital service to be safely conducted.

Mark Jenkins, West Brom Chief Executive