Antenatal care - Scott Memorial Scone Hospital

Some women will require admission to hospital during their pregnancy for their health or the health of their unborn baby.

In the Millicent White Ward (Maternity Unit), we aim to make your stay as comfortable as possible. Our team of midwives will care for you throughout your stay. Your GPO will visit you daily and develop a plan of care for you.

The circumstances that led you to the admission may cause you some stress; for example, you may be facing a long stay due to difficulties with your pregnancy or may need to be transferred to a facility for higher level care. Please discuss these issues with your midwife. We have additional staff who may offer you support to meet your needs. 

Located on the wall at each bedside you will find a patient care board which is a useful communication tool between you or your family and your care providers. Here you can write down questions, your midwife can write down what is happening for that day or perhaps you can write down reminders for questions to discuss with your doctor.

Our staff are available to offer education and discuss a range of topics with you during your stay.  There are a range of educational resources available to support your learning.  Arrangements can also be made to see a lactation consultant. Talk to your midwife or use your patient care board as a reminder to staff. 

The Millicent White Ward is a combined antenatal and postnatal unit. If you are admitted during your pregnancy we will do our best to allocate you to a single room to facilitate a restful environment. On some occasions you may be in a shared room with mothers and their babies. We will move you to a single room as they become available.