Great Western Hospital’s new state of the art birthing suite designed by AWW opened in Swindon on Monday, March 21st 2011. AWW were commissioned to convert an existing ward space on the second floor to create The White Horse Birth Centre, enabling women with low-risk pregnancies to give birth in a more relaxing, homely environment while still having professional support at hand.

The centre provides four new ‘home-from-home’ birthing rooms equipped to support natural labour, equipped with birthing pools, slings and specialist couches with individual midwifery care and an aromatherapy and massage service on hand. The midwifery led unit has been designed with a separate identity from the maternity ward but is in close proximity to the specialist and emergency delivery facilities consultant-led obstetric unit if a woman needs medical care or pain relief. The Unit also has a family room with kitchen and dining room facilities, a quiet room and a post-natal recovery area.

“…AWW has always demonstrated an excellent understanding of the Trust’s requirements and successfully translated those into workable solutions. All proposals & documentation has been prepared & issued in a professional & timely manner. The contract administration has run smoothly. AWW has consistently met and often exceeded our expectations…”

Rupert Turk, Estates Project Manager – Great Western Hospitals NHS FT