11:02AM, Wednesday 04 September 2013
A room offering a calm environment to expectant mums at the beginning of labour has been opened at Wexham Park Hospital in Slough.
Called The Bubble, the two-bedded room provides a tranquil refuge from the busy labour ward for potentially high-risk women in the early stages of labour.
The room was funded by staff whose efforts were matched by courier company DHL. Key to fundraising effort was DHL employee Neesha Singh who lost her son on the labour ward last year and wanted to thank the staff who helped her during the difficult time.
She said: “After losing my son I promised my midwife I would return the following year with funds raised for the maternity ward to help mums who might face a similar situation to me."
Lead midwife of the Bubble, Iris Tsikimi, said: “We wanted to offer a home from home to our high risk mums-to-be."
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