Baby unit opens in Oldham

CONSTRUCTION of a purpose-built £44m women and children's unit is currently underway at the Royal Oldham Hospital in Greater Manchester. The new four-storey building will include delivery rooms, obstetric theatres, a paediatric theatre, maternity beds and a Level 3 neonatal intensive care unit which will allow the hospital to provide the highest level of care to the smallest and most vulnerable babies. Carly Shaw, neonatal staff nurse at the Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust, said: "I am really looking forward to moving to the new unit. At the moment we don't always get to see babies all the way through their treatment as sometimes they have to be transferred to other units for more intensive care, so it will be wonderful to see them progress."

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