Mums and families at the heart of everything we do.

Maternity Services at Royal Lancaster Infirmary

Maternity Services at the Royal Lancaster Infirmary (RLI) offer midwife-led and obstetric consultant-led care for high risk and low risk women.

Our maternity team at the RLI offer services to local women and their families 24/7.

Nothing is too much trouble for our experienced and dedicated midwives, doctors, clinical support workers and clerical staff.

They will strive to provide you with all the help and support you need to make sure you receive the best possible experience in our care.

The team at the RLI specialises in active birth and water birth. We have a range of different birth options for you to consider when planning your birth.

Within the labour ward, there is one birthing pool and six delivery rooms. We also have an Antenatal and Postnatal Ward.

Delivery Rooms

There are six rooms within the central delivery suite at the RLI for you to give birth in.

Each of these delivery rooms has an electronic delivery bed, which can be adjusted to support different positions of your choice during your labour and birth.

All of the delivery rooms have access to toilets, showers and a bathroom, which are all close by.

Active Birth Rooms

We have an active birth room in the Central Delivery Suite at the RLI. Our modernised active birth room contains a birthing pool, which we encourage you to try as water can act as a form of pain relief for some women.

The room has dimmed lighting and offers a relaxing and calming ambience - the perfect environment for you to bring your little one into the world in.

The active birth room has en-suite facilities, and is equipped with a variety of equipment, including:

  • Low mattress
  • Birthing stool
  • Floor mats
  • Birthing balls

This equipment is designed to encourage your body to adopt comfortable positions during labour and birth.


The Central Delivery Suite is on the ground floor of the Women's Unit, with the neonatal unit and two operating theatres adjacent.

The Antenatal and Postnatal wards are situated on level 2 of the Women's Unit.

There is disabled access from the car park. There are limited drop off parking spaces available outside the Women's Unit. A pay and display car park is close by as well as a bus stop with good public transport links.


Patient line telephone and TV is available throughout the hospital. You can purchase an entertainment payment card at the entrance of the Women’s Unit to access this service.

Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the hospital.

For further information about Maternity Services at Royal Lancaster Infirmary, or to speak to a midwife, please call: 01524 583 850






At Morecambe Bay Hospitals we will provide, compassionate, high quality, evidence-based and safe maternity services that meet the needs and wishes of all women and their families.

Mums and families at the
heart of everything we do.

Contact us

Maternity Services at Furness General Hospital
01229 491 035

Maternity Services at Royal Lancaster Infirmary
01524 583 850

Helme Chase, our midwife-led Maternity Services
at Westmorland General Hospital

01539 795375