Lancashire Women and Newborn Centre
Client: East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust
Value: £32 Million
Status: Completed 2010
The £32 Million Lancashire Women and Newborn centre is a new purpose unit which is now one of the most advanced maternity units in the UK. The state of the art centre brings together all East Lancashire’s Women’s and Newborn services in one place enabling the delivery of the best possible care.
The unit located on the Burnley General Hospital site was designed to look as homely and welcoming as possible and provides, a central birth suite providing hi-tech facilities for complex births, a midwife-led birth centre offering a relaxed environment where healthy women can go through labour naturally and at their own pace in homely rooms with ensuite facilities, a neonatal intensive care unit caring for premature newborns providing high level care including whole-body cooling treatments for the most poorly babies and a purpose-built gynaecology unit incorporating separate areas for services such as oncology, urogynaecology, fertility treatment, and termination of pregnancy.
All the delivery rooms are designed as LDRP suites which takes its name from labor, delivery, recovery, and postpartum an approach to childbirth that emphasizes the value of family togetherness and the convenience of being able to complete the entire birthing process in one private room. A number of the suites also include birthing pools. The outpatient and delivery accommodation is constructed around a courtyard providing views out into a relaxing and attractively landscaped area, thereby improving the patient environment.