Norfolk

Midwifery unit at James Paget Hospital marks 100 births

Dolphin Suite at James Paget Hospital, Norfolk
Image caption The Dolphin Suite looks to create a home-from-home atmosphere for expectant mothers

A Norfolk hospital is celebrating after carrying out 100 births at its new midwifery unit that has birthing pools instead of beds.

James Paget University Hospital in Gorleston opened the £500,000 Dolphin Suite in June.

Its delivery rate has also surpassed expectations giving birth to 15% of the hospital's babies in three months.

The hospital was given funding for 11 new midwives to open the first unit of its kind in Norfolk.

A similar unit followed at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital in August.

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