The Trust has published virtual tours of the maternity units at Cumberland Infirmary and West Cumberland Hospital.
Throughout the pandemic, our midwives have been supporting families-to-be in whatever way they could, including the making of virtual maternity tours.
It’s important to us that anyone who is coming on the unit feels familiar with their surroundings; even better if it can be done from the comfort from your own home.
Janet Riley, Matron for maternity services at West Cumberland Hospital, said:
“Having a virtual tour in place is really important for anyone who is expecting to come to us.
“Both of the videos detail what you could expect to find upon your arrival, the different kind of rooms and what other facilities are in place for your stay.
“It is such an exciting time for parents to be and we want to make the journey as seamless as possible.”
Rachel Fulton, Matron for maternity services at the Cumberland Infirmary, said:
“We know it can be an exciting, but anxious time for new mums and dads-to-be and hope that this provides some reassurance to them.
“We hope that this will calm the nerves of anybody who is expecting to come onto the maternity ward.”
Cumberland Infirmary, Virtual Tour
West Cumberland Hospital, Virtual Tour
If you’re a mum or dad to be and have concerns at all, your midwifery teams are always happy to help; just get in touch:
- Cumberland Infirmary: 01228 814269
- Penrith Birth Centre: 01768 245558
- West Cumberland Hospital: 01946 523242
Community midwives contact numbers:
- Appleby: 01768 54959
- Brampton: 016977 41365
- Carlisle: 01228 814872
- Cockermouth: 01900 705760
- Copeland: 01946 523229
- Keswick and Penrith: 01768 245558
- Maryport: 01900 811840
- Wigton: 016973 66609
- Workington: 01900 705033