Work starts on new £1.6m Birthing Centre
Building contractor Speller Metcalfe has started work on a new £1.6million birthing centre in the grounds of Warwick Hospital for repeat client South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust.
The centre will be midwife-led with its own seperate entrance, four birthing rooms with private pools and a seperate room for the families of patients to relax in as well as a private garden.
The build costs are coming out of the trust’s own budget, but a £200,000 Birth and Babies Appeal is also running to pay for enhanced equipment and upgraded furnishings to make the centre feel like a home-from-home.
Helen Lancaster, Director of Operations said: “This is a very exciting time.
“The start of the building work is a key milestone on the way to offering women more choice on where they give birth.
“The new maternity centre will offer great benefits to families across Warwickshire and the surrounding areas.”
Steve Speller, joint owner of Speller Metcalfe said: “We are delighted to be working with long-standing client, South Warwickshire NHS Trust, to provide a new midwifery led unit. The new state-of-the-art facilities will ensure that patients receive the best care and support in a relaxed environment.”