Twenty-five years ago, contractors had moved in at Bradford’s Royal Infirmary as work started on a £4 million scheme to bring all maternity services in Bradford under one roof. Ending their maternity services in December 1994, was St Luke’s Hospital. All deliveries would now be performed at BRI, with some ante natal services remaining at St Luke’s. One of the major benefits for mothers would be that they would have their own room when in Labour, which wasn’t the case at St Luke’s. In honour of the wonderful services provided by the facility over the years some of the babies born at St Luke's had joined staff to say a last farewell.

In 1964, mothers were delighted to be able to stay with their babies in Bradford’s first mother-and-baby units in the modernised children’s wards at St Luke’s Hospital. The units were used in cases where a baby was seriously ill or had feeding troubles. There was one cubicle in each of the two children’s wards, which also had an 11-bed main ward section. And in 2009 a disused ward on the site was used in the ITV drama, The Royal. One of the stars of the Royal Natalie Anderson, was born at St. Luke’s in 1981 when the hospital still had a maternity ward.