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Mother and Baby Unit

Mother and Baby Unit
Description: The Mother and Baby Unit is for the assessment and treatment of puerperal disorders. The unit cares for women who are experiencing mental health problems who are 34+ weeks pregnant or have babies up to 12 months old. These problems may have been present before the birth or have developed afterwards. We admit women from within the Northern Region as we are a Northern Regional Specialist Service. Women can be admitted from outside the Northern Region, following a referral to Dr Walsh, Consultant Psychiatrist.

The unit offers a homely atmosphere in which the bonding of a mother and child can continue, while mothers have access to a full range of psychiatric treatment and services appropriate to their needs. Partners and family members are also encourages to help care for the mothers and babies.

Address: Beadnell Ward, St George's Park, Morpeth, NE61 2NU.
Telephone number: 01670 501869.
Opening times: 24 hours, 7 days a week.
How to get referred: Via Specialist Mental Health Service and GP referral.