maternity ward


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maternity ward

n.
The department of a hospital that provides care for women during pregnancy and childbirth as well as for newborn infants.
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To repair the maternity ward of the Tyazhinsky District Hospital, modern and high-quality building materials were used: gypsum board, ceramic tile, glass pavement.
While the health ministry 'prohibits all separation as a result of discrimination', according to an Israeli radio report, some Israeli hospitals have reportedly been separating Arab and Jewish mothers in maternity wards.
The maternity ward was ransacked and critical infrastructure was damaged, including delivery chairs and incubation units.
Caroline |Wright, maternity ward manager at Coventry's University Hospital, is retiring after 38 years of service
HEI chief inspector Susan Brimelow said: "We found the vast majority of patient equipment in the hospital was clean, with the exception of the maternity ward, where we identified some contaminated beds.
Knowles (for whom the Maternity Ward was named) and Worcester industrialist Stephen Salisbury.
Caption: The amazing tots of Amazing Kids Private School and Academy visited the mothers in the maternity ward at the Katutura State Hospital with gifts and lots of goodwill.
HOSPITAL chiefs have confirmed no parents were forced to travel outside of Huddersfield or Calderdale in the past year because the maternity wards were short of beds or staff.
EMERGENCY crews were called to the maternity ward at the University Hospital of Wales after a gas leak caused panic.
Nurses at a hospital in Madrid are warning of the risks to mothers and newborns when patients with cancer and respiratory infections are placed on the maternity ward, where there are empty beds due to Spain's falling birth rate, reports the Guardian.
Although Korbesa Health Center has a maternity ward, a number of challenges such as lack of water and a delivery pack have surfaced forcing the community to abandon the ward altogether.
WORLD'S BUSIEST MATERNITY WARD BBC2, 9pm It seems TV bosses never like us to go too long without a childbirth-related show - after watching One Born Every Minute, Call the Midwife, and BBC2's recent The Midwives, some viewers may feel they are now qualified to deliver a child themselves.