My wife Helen and I are expecting our first baby in about 6 weeks time and we went for a tour this evening at the new Ulster Hospital Maternity Unit in Dundonald.
Apparently we were quite lucky. The midwife said they were stopping the tours to help reduce the risk of infection, and instead they’re making a virtual tour DVD instead for future expectant parents to watch at home.
We were there before for two scans last year, but this evening we had the chance to get to see around on the upstairs floors including the Home from Home area and the Labour Ward.
We were really impressed with the new unit. It’s a nice, bright and really spotlessly clean environment and the midwives we’ve met there have been really friendly and helpful.
The Home from Home units especially just looked amazing, each of which includes a birthing pool which my wife is really hoping to get to use.
The tour was excellent and we left feeling really excited about the whole thing and looking forward to going there… at this stage Helen is hoping sooner rather than later!