The state-of-the-art refurbished theatre is used for mums who undergo caesareans or instrumental deliveries, as well as some ante-natal procedures.
The work has been carried out without disruption to the service, using a temporary mobile theatre for three weeks. And the majority of the work has been delivered by the hospital’s in house team who are also delighted with the end results.
Tameside Hospital NHS Foundation Trust’s Clinical Midwifery Leader Anne Haggerty said: “It looks like a totally new theatre and is absolutely brilliant for both our mums-to-be and the staff who work in it. It’s an excellent example of everyone working together to achieve a fantastic environment for maternity services.
“The vast majority of women are awake when they come to theatre now and the environment is really important. The theatre looks clean, fresh and sterile and we certainly have an environment we are proud of which matches the standard of care our service provides.
“The birth of every child is so special and we pride ourselves in having a supporting, professional and caring environment here atTamesideHospital. We have been delivering babies in Tameside for 40 years and our maternity unit has an excellent reputation with results which speak for themselves.
The maternity department has just celebrated its 40th year as two of its midwives picked up joint ‘Midwife of the Year’ award earlier this month.
“We’re going from strength to strength and are certainly the hospital of choice for the people of Tameside and Glossop when they are deciding where to come and have their babies,” added Anne.