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Boston hospital opens new £2.5m maternity unit

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A new antenatal and postnatal unit has opened at Boston Pilgrim Hospital.

Work is now complete on the unit to improve the environment for pregnant women, new mums and families in Boston and the surrounding areas after a £2.5 million upgrade from United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust (ULHT).

Antenatal care is the care you get during pregnancy and postnatal care in given following birth.

The revamped ward has six en-suite single rooms, and four larger three-bed rooms

The new maternity ward replaces outdated facilities and includes six en-suite single rooms, and four larger three-bed rooms with a shared shower room.

There is also a large day room for families to use, a spacious ward bathroom and shower room for partners staying overnight.

The main reception to the maternity unit

Sue Bennion, Head of midwifery and nursing, said: “This is a really exciting time for women’s and children’s services, and a fantastic investment in maternity for families in Lincolnshire.

“These improvements will provide an up-to-date environment in which our staff can deliver the best quality care.”

Lucy Wonnacott, Matron for maternity at Pilgrim hospital, added: “The new facilities are wonderful for families with ample space at each bedside creating a relaxing environment.

“Many families have described their stay on the ward as feeling like a new hotel with a bright, airy and modern feel.”