Maternity (Pregnancy and Birth)

Maternity (Pregnancy and Birth)

Willow Ward

Willow Ward is the antenatal ward. The ward has three designated areas, one which comprises of six in-patient beds and one with six beds for induction of labour. The triage area consists of 4 beds/couches and a room with an ultrasound scan machine. There is one single room with en-suite facilities. This room is allocated to patients who have a high risk clinical need.

Women admitted with an acute or chronic medical/obstetric condition are assessed and managed here.

Contact: 01823 342055


Fern Ward

Fern ward has 13 inpatient beds in 2 sections.

Mothers and babies who have not been able to go home directly from the Labour Ward or Birthing Unit, will remain on the postnatal ward until they are fit to go home. Mothers who have babies in the Special Care Baby Unit are also admitted to this ward.

The ward is staffed by two or three midwives and two maternity care assistants, who provide support for newly delivered mothers. The length of stay on the postnatal ward will be dependent on the type of delivery the mother had and any postnatal complications.

Contact: 01823 342571

National Maternity and Perinatal Audit

Musgrove Park Hospital's maternity unit is taking part in a national clinical audit called the National Maternity and Perinatal Audit (NMPA). Click here to find out more about the audit.


Virtual tour of our maternity unit

Choosing where to have your baby

See more maternity videos here.

Bumps and Beyond

Bumps and Beyond - Antenatal & Postnatal Exercise Classes

Click here for more information about Bumps and Beyond.

Feature Block - Ward Information

Ward Information

Use our A-Z ward list to find a ward, plus visiting times and contact details.

Feature Block - Our Values

Our Values

We put our patients first by working as one team; leading and listening; and striving for the best.