Being pregnant and giving birth is a unique experience. These pages have been developed to give you some information which you may find helpful during your pregnancy and baby's birth. The majority of women will receive all their care from within the setting of one ward and more importantly by one team of midwives.
Please use the information in conjunction with your ‘Ready Steady Baby Book’ and information from your midwife.
Maternity services are based at Wishaw General Hospital. Day Assessment Units are also available at Airdrie Health Centre, Lanark Health Centre and Hairmyres Hospital.
The Maternity Unit at Wishaw General Hospital opened in June 2001 providing a fairly unique approach to inpatient care.
The design of the unit is unique, in that it has removed the traditional labour ward. This means that for the majority of women there is no need to transfer from an antenatal ward to labour ward and back to a postnatal ward. Instead, women will receive all their care from within the setting of one ward and more importantly by one team of midwives.
Take a look at our virtual tour of Wishaw General Maternity Unit
to see a scan room, delivery room, birthing pool, 4 cot intensive care and a mother and baby room.
How to find us
The Maternity Unit is situated on the 2nd floor of the hospital (Level 2). During the day you can access the Maternity Unit by entering the hospital through the main entrance. Between the hours of 9.45pm and 6am, when the main entrance is closed, you may use the Maternity entrance situated at the end of the hospital on Glasgow Road. An intercom system is in operation here.