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Obstetrics Ward 1

Where is Obstetrics Ward 1?

Obstetrics Ward 1 is located at ground floor level of the green block.

What is Obstetrics Ward 1?

Obstetrics Ward 1 is a 24 bedded female ward that caters for mothers who are going to give birth, either by an elective caesarean section or a medical induction. This ward also cares for mothers and their babies following the delivery. We also cater for pregnant mothers needing investigations.

Who will look after me?

A team of midwives and nurses managed by Ms. Doris Spagnol Abela, Charge Midwife, who is assisted by Charge Midwife Ms. Stephanie Borg Ferrando will care for the patient whilst in the ward.

The Gynaecological and Obstetric Consultants who may have patients in this ward include Profs Yves Muscat Baron, Mr Mark Formosa, Mr Albert Scerri, Mr Alberto Vella, Mr John Thake, Ms Carmen Portelli, Ms Isabelle Saliba, Mr Mark Sant, Mr Max Dingli and Mr Marcus Pace.

Meal times

Mothers have the opportunity of ordering their lunch and dinner from an established menu. A staff member will go around the patients in the morning so the order is taken. The food that will be ordered will be for the day after.

Breakfast: 7.30am to 8am
Lunch: 11.30am to 12.30pm
Dinner: 5.30pm to 6.30pm

Visiting times

Monday to Sunday (including public holidays):
10.00 – 20.00 (Husbands/Partners/Guardians only)
16:00 - 20.00 (2 visitors, excluding husbands/parents/guardians, at any one time)

We are also offering open visiting hours to the partners  post delivery. They can stay near the mother to help bonding and support the mother but at 7am they have to leave ward premises and return to ward at 10:00 am.
On admission the couple are given a copy of a set of rules while a signed copy is put in the mother’s file.

Special permits for visiting outside the established visiting hours may be given to relatives on the discretion of the Charge Midwife.

Contacting the ward

To speak to the midwives/ nurses on the ward, one may call on 2545 5140–midwifery/ nursing staff will not give detailed medical information over the phone to protect patients’ right to confidentiality.​