THE MATERNITY ward at Barnsley Hospital wants to reassure expectant mothers that the maternity triage line will be open during Christmas break.

The maternity phone line will remain open 24 hours a day during the festive break - including bank holiday Monday and New Years Day.

This comes after an estimated 410,000 NHS staff will be giving up their Christmas break to care for patients and their families.

A spokesperson for Barnsley Hospital said: “If you have any concerns about you or your baby, including changes to your baby’s movements, blood loss or another pregnancy related issue, with or without Covid-19 symptoms, please call.”

To get in touch, call 01226 432249.