19 October 2014
Mums-to-be in Wakefield will have one less thing to worry about when the new Pinderfields hospital opens in 2011. Pinderfields will have a new consultant-led maternity ward and if plans go ahead, an on-site intensive care unit for newborns.
Specialist neo-natal facilities are also proposed which will help minimise the risk of premature babies being moved to other specialist hospitals.
The hospital has also been shortlisted as one of the North's most improved hospitals - providing excellent healthcare in the district to match its proven track record in education and leisure.