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Andersen Ward Mother and Baby Unit

Laureate House

Wythenshawe Hospital

Southmoor Road



M23 9AL

Telephone number: 0161 291 6829

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Number of beds: 10

Referrals from: GP, Midwife, Health Visitor, Community Mental Health Team


The perinatal psychiatry service at the Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust is a regional service for childbearing women with moderate to severe mental health illnesses, also referred to as ‘Prammbs Northwest’. Based at Laureate House at Wythenshawe Hospital in South Manchester, the Anderson Ward is a purpose built Mother and Baby unit with 8 beds and an assessment flat, a specialist perinatal out patients clinic and a perinatal CPN service for Manchester residents.

The aim of the service is to treat and prevent recurrences of mental illness during pregnancy and the postnatal period. The service provides advice on fertility issues in women planning a pregnancy, management and advice on antenatal and postnatal care during pregnancy, and treatment and management advice after childbirth, either as inpatients or outpatients. If there are concerns about a woman’s parenting ability on account of her mental illness the service participates in prebirth assessments and carries out postnatal parenting assessment as part of the woman’s inpatient stay on Andersen Ward.

The Facilities:

Single rooms with separate shower rooms.

Two nurseries

A dining area

A fully equipped milk kitchen

An observation room

A fenced garden, patio and outside play area

A ladies only lounge

A self-contained flat

Partners, family and friends:

The involvement of partners, family members and friends is encouraged and the unit offers support and education for all who visit.

Andersen Ward

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