Funding allows East Surrey Hospital to install birthing pools

East Surrey Hospital in Redhill, has seen a £400,000 fund allocated to its local projects which will be used to add three birthing pools to a maternity unit, helping the hospital to serve more patients at the same time, which brings the available units to four.

The influx in cash were part of a £25 million investment that the NHS has allocated for maternity facilities in a recent budget. One of those pools will be for babies who face possible complications and require a high amount of care.

The new pools will arrive and be installed at the hospital by the end of March which will help serve over 400 patients thanks to this move. Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust is the organism overseeing the transfer and management of the fund. According to the head of midwifery at the hospital, over 4,500 babies are delivered by the staff every year. This hospital provides health services to people across Surrey and West Sussex.