Princess Alexandra Hospital will be given £266,075 the Maternity Minister Dan Poulter has announced

Mothers and their babies on the hospital's maternity ward

Mothers and their babies on the hospital's maternity ward

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Princess Alexandra Hospital will receive a £266,075 grant to help its maternity services department.

Last week, the government announced a £10m funding package for the 63 trusts across the UK in most need of help.

The cash will be spent on a redesign of the post-natal ward's bathrooms and on building more showers.

It will also go towards supporting women who are experiencing mental health challenges following neonatal death.

Maternity Minister Dr Dan Poulter said: “Making sure families receive a good experience when having a baby in NHS maternity units is a top priority for me, as both a doctor and a health minister.

“Since 2010 we have already seen huge improvements to maternity services right across the country. We have more midwives working in more midwife-led units, record numbers of midwives in training, more birthing pools, and more family rooms.

“This investment in maternity care is all already making a big difference to families, with more choice and a better environment where women can give birth.

“But we want to do more. This £10 million investment has been targeted to the areas we know need it the most. It has also provided a boost to the local economy by supporting local, hardworking companies who will carry out the work.”

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