Ward 17 is a mixed antenatal (AN) and postnatal (PN) ward consisting of one AN bay of 3 inpatient beds and 3 day care recliner chairs and 2 PN bays, each with 5 inpatient beds. There are also 4 single side rooms which are used for women with a medical need. Side rooms maybe available as Amenity rooms at a cost of £62 Per night (Price as of November 2010) if they are not already needed for medical reasons.

Ward 17 is located on the 2nd floor of the BGH.  A security system is also in place with intercom entrance to wards and all babies have a security bracelet attached at all times.

Ward visiting is – 2.30pm – 4.30pm & 6.30pm – 8pm

Partners and baby’s siblings can visit at anytime

(Other children under 16 years of age are not allowed)

Antenatal Room 1

Antenatal Room 2


Antenatal Rooms

Postnatal Room Sitting Room Nursery

Following delivery, assistance is offered to all Mum’s with baby feeding and other aspects of care.

Before going home, all babies require a full examination and Midwives who are trained in Examination of the Newborn or a Paediatrician will do this. Routine hearing screening tests will also be carried on the ward.