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.
The new facilities will include a consultant-led maternity ward, an early pregnancy assessment unit, ante-natal clinic and inpatient ante-natal care - all on hand to ensure safe deliveries.
Specialist neo-natal facilities are also proposed which will help minimise the risk of premature babies being moved to other specialist hospitals.