Maternity Services

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. 

We recommend that you register before you are 10 weeks pregnant as this allows us to offer you some screening tests. 

Book your pregnancy with the Northern Care Alliance

We have now moved to a digital maternity system, Badger Notes, that will allow you to access your information digitally wherever you are. If you are already pregnant and receiving care, please speak with your midwife to register for our digital app.   

For those patients who are not yet receiving care, you can register to start your digital journey by using our self-referral form which takes a couple of minutes to complete. 

About Maternity Services at the Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust 

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. 

Our £44m women and children’s facility 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).

The Royal Oldham Hospital is one of three specialist regional neonatal centres providing the highest level of intensive care to the smallest and most vulnerable babies. The NICU consists of 37 cots with 9 intensive care, 9 high dependency and 19 special care cots. 

The Royal Oldham Hospital

The main switchboard number is 0161 624 0420.

Triage (for all pregnancy concerns over 16 weeks): 0161 627 8855

Early Pregnancy Unit (EPU): 0161 627 8855

Antenatal ward (F1 Ward): 0161 778 5416

Labour ward: 0161 627 8255

Birth Centre: 0161 627 8259

Postnatal ward: 0161 627 8181

NICU: 0161 627 8151

If you have any concerns when you are less than 16 weeks pregnant our EPU team will fully support you with any queries.

If you are experiencing heavy bleeding at any point during your pregnancy, please attend Oldham A&E.

Community Midwives Team

Oldham: 0161 652 5811

Rochdale: 01706 517223

Antenatal Clinic

Oldham:  0161 627 8140

Rochdale: 01706 517223

Maternity Services in Bury

Maternity services in Bury are delivered by Royal Bolton Foundation Trust and Manchester Foundation Trust at North Manchester General Hospital. Please visit their website pages for more information.

Maternity Services in Salford

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.

Please follow the instructions of our clinical teams about infection control requirements.

Labour ward and Birth centre

If you are admitted in established labour, you can have two birth partners stay with you during labour and birth. You cannot switch birthing partners during established labour.

The Royal Oldham Hospital and Rochdale Infirmary

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.

What should you do if you are worried about your Maternity care

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. 

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