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Watford General Hospital secures funding to improve maternity services
More than half a million pounds has been given to Watford General Hospital to pay for improvements to its maternity service.
The money will be used to upgrade the hospital’s birthing pool rooms, and the breast-feeding and parents facilities on the Special Care Baby Unit.
Some of the £537,000 will also pay for an additional suite for families suffering from bereavement.
Margaret Southgate, head of midwifery and gynaecology at the trust, said: "We are absolutely delighted.
"This will greatly improve a number of services and facilities we offer women and their families choosing to give birth at Watford".
Watford General Hospital is joins a list of more than a hundred in England to receive a share of £25 million funding from the Department of Health.