Maternity Services - North Manchester

As part of the Making It Better Programme, a £35m investment was made in 2010 to facilities and services for women, children and babies at North Manchester General Hospital as part of a Manchester-wide programme of changes to maternity services.

The new development and investment means that the hospital is able to offer a full range of  high quality maternity services to women, children and babies including:

  • A new children's day surgery unit
  • Kids' observation and assessment liaison area (KOALA)
  • Children's inpatient unit
  • Antenatal ward
  • Postnatal ward 
  • Delivery suite/labour ward and operating theatres
  • Neonatal unit/special baby care unit (SCBU)
  • New midwife-led birth centre

The facilities offer women and children a modern, bright and spacious environment  with a dedicated team of specialist doctors, nurses, midwives and allied staff on hand to provide high quality care. A co-located midwife led unit means that pregnant women are now offered the choice of consultant or midwife led care during their pregnancy.

The large children's unit on the first floor of the building includes several en-suite rooms and space for parents to stay with their children.

The KOALA unit also provides rapid assessment and observation, offering early discharge where possible, shortening the time that children have to stay in hospital. A 19-bed Special Baby Care Unit also offers specialist care for smaller or premature babies.

For more information, please speak with your midwife, doctor or nurse. Alternatively, contact  the Maternity Care Hotline on 0161 656 1757, or the Birth centre on 0161 625 8043.

Please note that if this line is unanswered, that you may have to leave a message with your contact details and a member of the maternity team will call you back.

Read our maternity services review press statement

Department contact details

NMGH Delivery Suite: 0161 625 8008
Heather Ramsbottom - heather.ramsbottom@pat.nhs.uk

Additional information

Local Supervising Authority Midwifery Officers Forum UK website

Nursing and Midwifery Council - Supervisors of midwives: How they can help you leaflet