Stoke Mandeville Hospital is relocating its maternity and gynaecology wards.

The relocation will take up to a year. The reason for this is so the current facilities can be updated. However, the services are still going to remain at the hospital.

All patients who have scheduled antenatal or gynaecology appointments will be told where to go ahead of their sessions.

A spokesperson for the Buckinghamshire NHS Trust said:

Appropriate measures are being taken to ensure a safe and high standard of care is maintained during the work to improve our facilities.

The improvements to maternity and gynaecology facilities are part of a programme of building work taking place at the Trust. This will ensure that our hospital buildings and facilities offer the best healthcare environments for our patients care and staff.

To maintain safe social distancing the Trust will continue to request that patients arrive no more than 10 minutes before appointments. This prevents overcrowding of waiting areas.

Tina Charlton, deputy chief nurse at Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust said:

We are tremendously excited to begin the work to transform and update our maternity unit at Stoke Mandeville Hospital. We pride ourselves on the high levels of safe and compassionate care provided by our teams. It is very exciting that we will be able to provide state-of-the-art facilities for those receiving care.

Building work will begin this summer and continue until spring next year.

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