Refurbished Birthing Unit Opened by TV Star
On 10th May, Melody Grove, star of Call the Midwife was welcomed to Crowborough Birth Centre by Karen Leeson (Birth Centre Manager) and more than 50 mums, midwives and supporters who had crowded into CBC to celebrate the opening of the new birthing rooms at the centre. Melody had her second baby (Fergus) with her who had been born at the birthing centre earlier this year.
The birthing rooms project was the result of partnership between Maidstone Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust (which manages the centre) and the Friends of Crowborough Hospital who provided £125,000 to fund the new birthing rooms and the equipment in them. This equipment included a new birthing pool, soft lighting, waterproof speakers, kneeling mats, bean bags and large squashy exercise balls.