Leicester Royal Infirmary
Leicester Royal Infirmary
Tel: 0300 303 1573
Trust Website: www.leicesterhospitals.nhs.uk
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
- Restaurant on Level 0 of the Balmoral Building
Between 2.00pm and 3.00pm and 6.00pm and 8.00pm
Numbers allowed per cot
3 (one of these must be a parent)
All visitors must be accompanied by a parent
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
Provided by the family liaison support team via unit referral
Counselling Service/Psychological Support
There is a clinical psychologist available via unit referral
A play specialist is available, a copy of the timetable can be accessed in the parent lounge.
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 day between 9.30am and 11.30am except Friday which is between 10.00am - 12.00pm
Daily between 12.00pm and 2.00pm.
3 double en-suite bedrooms are available on the unit.
Extra parent bedrooms are available within the maternity hospital.
All meals provided to mothers staying overnight on the unit.
Fridge, microwave, crockery and cutlery available. Tea, coffee, milk, cordial, bread, butter, jam and marmalade are also provided free of charge.
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.
There is a expressing 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.
There is a parent lounge with TV and a quiet room on the unit.
There is a play area available.
Children should be supervised at all times unless the play specialist is available (timetable available in the parents sitting room).
A coffee morning providing parent support is run by ADAPT and is held on the first Wednesday of every month in the parent lounge on the unit. For further information please contact a member of the ADAPT team.
Castle Park Hotel, 12 Millstone Lane, Leicester, LE1 5JN.
Or Holiday Inn, Filbert Way, Rawdykes Road, Leicester, LE2 7FL, both approximately a 5 minute drive from the hospital.
Maps & Directions
Multi Storey car park, entrance on Havelock Street
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
Outside Hospital on Infirmary Road
Nearest Railway Station