The Oasis Birth Centre at the Princess Royal University Hospital in Bromley offers women and their extended families the opportunity to begin or extend their parenting journey in a home-like environment within the hospital setting.
The midwifery team seek to repurpose and rejuvenate the maternity day room to provide a sanctuary for women giving birth, as well as introduce hypnobirthing and parental classes.
"Pregnancy and birth is such a special time for women and families, and we have the opportunity to accentuate this experience," says Debbie Cato, Ward Manager.
"We hope that improving the facilities and introducing the new services will lead to women having a more positive labour and birth experience"
This project was a winning submission to the Crown Fund: a programme for funding smaller scale projects designed to attract exciting and impactful initiatives across our hospitals. Departments, wards and specialties were invited to share their project ideas for up to £25,000 to conduct small-scale innovations that have the potential to make a big difference to patient outcomes and experience.