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Patients & Visitors - Labour Ward

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Labour Ward - Child and Women's Health

Ward Location:

RD&E Wonford Hospital

Explanation / description:

Labour ward is an emergency admission unit for pregnant women as well as a labouring and delivery area. The labour ward team consists of Midwives, Midwifery Assistants, Student Midwives, Consultant Obstetricians, Registrars,  Senior House Officers and Medical Students, Anaesthetists, Operating Department Assistants, Theatre Nurses, Ward Clerks and Housekeepers.
There is a Consultant Obstetrician present on labour ward for 40 hours of the week and one on-call at all other times - day and night

Any additional directions:

Report to the Maternity Unit security desk and they will give directions

Ward phone number(s):

01392 406650 and 01392 406651

Ward specialty:


Visiting times:

Birth partners welcome throughout the duration of a labour

No. visitors at any time:

2 birth partners due to limited space

Ward postal address:

Labour ward, Maternity Unit, Centre for Women's Health, RD&E Wonford Hospital, Barrack Road, Exeter, Devon, EX2 5DW

Total number of beds:

10 delivery rooms - one with a water birthing pool
2 admission beds
2 recovery beds

No. of side rooms:

All 10 delivery rooms are single

No. of bathrooms:


No. of showers:


Ward type:

Pregnancy admissions, Labouring women


Child & Women’s Health


Debbie Stevens, Becky Bamforth, Karen Tonkin, Lucy Miles, Stephanie Maslin, Geraldine McDonagh, Lucy Coles, Trish Heale, Ann Bowerman. Amy Skey-Plaisted

Senior Matron:

Carol Axon

Clinical Director:

Mr Neil Liversedge

Ward Clerk:

Sue Budd







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