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Leicester General Hospital

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Our Units
Leicester General Hospital

Tel: 0116 249 0490 or 0116 258 4800

Trust Website: www.leicestershospitals.nhs.uk

Hospital Services

Access to a Midwife
A midwife service is available for postnatal ladies from the ward and those who have been discharged home

If you need to access this service, please speak to the nurse in charge on the unit
Catering and Shops (on site)
- Restaurant on ground floor in the main corridor - WRVS at Maternity reception - Vending machines available throughout the hospital Cashpoint At hospital main reception PALS Telephone 0808 178 8337 (open Mon-Fri 10-4) Email pils@uhl-tr.nhs.uk Interpreters Interpreters and signers are available and can be arranged by the unit staff Religious & Spiritual Support There is a chapel and prayer rooms within the Hospital Laundry There are no laundry facilities available on site

Visiting Information

Visiting Hours
Between 2.00pm and 3.00pm and 6.00pm and 8.00pm

Open access

Numbers allowed per cot
4 (one of these must be a parent)

All visitors must be accompanied by a parent.
No children under 12

Ward Information

Who's who on the Neonatal Unit Matron
Pauline Coser
Unit Manager
Margaret Pratt

Consultant Neonatologists
Dr Andrew Currie, Dr Venkatesh Kairamkonda, Dr Jonathan Cusack, Dr Elaine Boyle, Dr Robin Miralles, Dr Joe Fawke, Dr Joanna Behrsin, Dr Jane Gill, Dr Deepa Panjwani, Dr Summit Mittal

Advanced Neonatal Nurse Practitioners (ANNPs)
Rowan Toyer, Jill Fairhurst, Anu Kurian, Janine McGrady, Marlyn Malaluan, Julie Park, Kelly Gamble, Mark Ainsworth, Jo Lavelle

Feeding Coordinators/Breastfeeding Support
All staff on the unit are trained to support families with breast and all other types of feeding.
Specialist feeding advisors are available via unit referral

Bereavement Support
Provided by the family liaison support team via unit referral

Counselling Service/Psychological Support
There is a clinical psychologist available via unit referral

Play Specialists
A play specialist is available, a copy of the timetable is available in the parent lounge What to expect on arrival Access to the unit
Entry is via a locked door, please ring buzzer to gain access

Who to ask for on arrival
The nurse caring for your baby

Who will give initial update on baby's condition
The nurse caring for your baby can give updates at any time
Medical staff are available during the ward rounds and upon request

Ward Round times
Every morning starting at 9.30am

Quiet time
Daily between 2.00pm and 3.00pm

Accommodation for parents
3 double bedrooms are available on the unit

Accommodation for siblings
Not available

Meal Provision
All meals provided to mothers staying overnight on the unit

Self Catering Facilities
Fridge, microwave, crockery and cutlery available. Tea, coffee, milk, cordial, bread, butter, jam and marmalade are also provided free of charge

Mobile Phones
It is important that mobile phones are switched to silent and that telephone calls are made away from the cot side, in the public areas of the hospital as this helps to reduce noise levels which babies can find stressful. Mobile phones can be used to take photographs of your baby

Breast Feeding Facilities/Equipment
Breastfeeding room on the unit
Mobile breast pumps are available for use at the cot side
A number of breast pumps are also available to loan for use at home whilst baby is on the unit

Sitting Area
There is a sitting room on the unit

Play Area/Facilities
There are toys available in the sitting room
Children should be supervised at all times

Parent Support Group
A coffee morning providing parent support is run by ADAPT and is held every quarter, alternatively parents can attend the coffee morning on the first Wednesday of every month in the parent lounge on the unit at Leicester Royal Infirmary (LRI). For further information please contact a member of the ADAPT team

Nearest B&B/Hotels for other family members
Croft Hotel, 3 Stanley Road, Leicester, LE2 1RF, approximately a 5 minute walk from the hospital
Or Premier Inn, HeathleyPark, Groby Road, Leicester, LE3 9QH approx 5 minute drive from the Hospital

Maps & Directions

Hospital Address Leicester General Hospital
Gwendolen Road
LE5 4PW Nearest car park
Car parks 4 & 5, outside Maternity building

Parking Rates (including any subsidies)
Weekly saver pass is £15.00, available on request from a member of staff on the unit

Nearest bus stop

Nearest Railway Station
London Road