Stroud Refurbishment Open Day and 60th Birthday Celebration


The refurbished Stroud Maternity Unit gets its official opening on Friday 27th September, with three new en-suite birthing rooms being revealed in the well-loved local facility.

The upgrade brings the unit in line with facilities at our Trust’s other two birth units in Cheltenham and Gloucester. Invited guests will have the opportunity to look around the new facilities from 12-4pm.

Dawn Morrall, Assistant Director of Midwifery & Nursing said: “Without the unwavering support of the local community in Stroud not only now but over the last 60 years, we would not be celebrating today. I am delighted that local support as well as generous Department of Health funding has allowed us to ensure the environment in Stroud Maternity is as welcoming and comfortable as it is today.”

The date marks the end of a series of celebrations this year for the 60th anniversary of the unit’s opening. Many former staff as well as mothers and children who started their lives at the unit have been in touch from all over the country and as far afield as Australia and Argentina.

Dhushy Mahendran, Chief of Service, Women’s & Children’s Services said: “We are delighted that Stroud Maternity has benefitted from this upgrade and now looks particularly good for its 60 years! What has remained unchanged over the last 60 years is the caring environment provided by highly skilled midwifery staff. We hope that all this work will encourage more women to choose Stroud Maternity for their births.”



Photocall: 12:45 – 1.30pm

Notes to editors
: Stroud Maternity is a small midwife-led centre with approximately 300 births per year. The unit is open to all women with uncomplicated pregnancies who are considered suitable to have their babies in a ‘low tech’ environment.