Rosie To Double In Size

15 June 2010, 10:20 | Updated: 15 June 2010, 10:29

The Rosie Maternity Hospital is to double in size as part of a £30 million expansion.

It's because more and more babies are being born at the hospital, which was opened in 1983.

Since that time, The Rosie has delivered tens of thousands of babies.

As Cambridge continues to grow, increasing demands are placed on maternity services in the city.

Stephen Graves, Director of Corporate Development at Cambridge University Hospitals, said: "The need for an expanded maternity hospital can be illustrated by birth rates.

In 2008/9, there were more than 5,500 deliveries at the Rosie but in little more than a decade, that figure is expected to reach 7,500.

We believe the newly-expanded Rosie will remain the centre of choice for parents in the local area while also becoming an internationally-recognised maternity hospital."