Having a baby is an exciting and life-changing event and we aim to provide the best possible experience for mothers, babies and families across Oldham, Rochdale and Greater Manchester.
Our aim is to provide you with the highest standard of care and support, whether you decide to have your baby in hospital or at home. We provide one-to-one midwifery-led care tailored to your individual needs and our fantastic obstetric team also provide more specialist advice and support for more complex pregnancies or health conditions.
The Royal Oldham Hospital has a £44m women and children’s facility that includes a major purpose-built four storey building, antenatal wards, labour delivery rooms, midwife-led birth centre, obstetric theatres, children’s unit, paediatric theatre, and a Level 3 neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).
Please register before you are 10 weeks pregnant as this allows us to offer you some screening tests.
We have created a digital noticeboard (Padlet) that provides you with all the essential information that you will need during your pregnancy and after your baby is born. It has useful links to other websites and key information to help support you throughout your pregnancy journey. Resources are also available in other languages.
Labour ward and Birth centre
The Royal Oldham Hospital and Rochdale Infirmary visiting times are as follows:
8am to 10pm: Partners and Siblings only
2pm to 4pm and 6pm to 8pm: Four visitors including siblings and partner. You cannot switch visitors during the allocated times.
If you are admitted in established labour, you can have two birth partners stay with you during labour and birth.
Please follow the instructions of our clinical teams about infection control requirements.
We offer a comprehensive support and treatment service for tobacco addiction with the aim of ensuring a smoke free pregnancy.
Our pregnant service users can access free expert NHS advice and guidance to become smokefree throughout their pregnancy and postnatal period.
Midwives can refer all women who are pregnant and smoking to our service.
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You have the right to be always treated with dignity and respect during your care. If this does not happen, you can make a complaint. It is ok to make a complaint even if you think what happened to you was minor or no serious harm was done.
There are also other ways to find out more about what happened in your care, and to give feedback (good or bad) to maternity services. Telling the services what you thought of your care can help improve care for others in future.
If you have concerns about your maternity care before or after you give birth, talk to your midwife or doctor as soon as you can.
Our Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) is a confidential service that provides help, advice and information for patients, families and carers. Please contact PALS if you would like to discuss the care and treatment you have received.
The following websites are a good source of advice and information during your pregnancy:
Maternity services in Salford are delivered at Ingleside Birth Centre by Royal Bolton Foundation Trust and Manchester Foundation Trust. Please note that the Ingleside Birth Centre in Salford is currently closed.