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Introducing the Management Team

Jane Urben  

Jane Urben

Associate Director of Midwifery and Gynaecology

Has been a midwife for 20 years and a Supervisor of Midwives for 12 years. Jane has worked in Brighton and North London prior to taking the Associate Director of Midwifery and Gynaecology Post at ASPH. Jane has a passion for promoting normal birth and feels the highlight of her career so far is being involved in the new Birth Centre and all the opportunities this will bring for women and for midwives.

“My aim is to provide the full spectrum of maternity services as a centre of excellence with highly skilled midwives who are supported to develop their knowledge and practice to enable them to provide the highest standards of care and ensure our service meets the needs of all women and families choosing to use our maternity service”

Theresa Spink  

Theresa Spink

Clinical Midwifery Manager

Theresa Spink is a Clinical Midwifery Manager and manages the community, antenatal clinics and ultrasound. Theresa has a large amount of experience within all the different areas of the maternity services and has a very in depth knowledge around Ashford and St Peters in particular. Theresa is completely committed to making sure that the journey women and their families undertake during pregnancy is as seamless as possible.

Her aim is that each woman is supported with plans tailored to their needs and will champion women to achieve homebirths and low risk midwifery led care wherever possible.

She is so excited about the Midwifery Led Unit and the opportunity to offer women a 'homebirth environment in hospital'.

Theresa is also a Supervisor of Midwives and provides support / guidance for staff and women around the ethical aspects of maternity care and decision making.

Jacqui Rees  

Jacqui Rees

Governance Manager for Maternity and Paediatrics

Jacqui Rees is the Governance Manager for Maternity and Paediatrics. Jacqui has had many different roles within the maternity services and is currently leading and co-ordinating the governance work for the Division. This means making sure the clinical guidelines are up to date and are based on the most current evidence, reviewing practice and leading improvements where we feel the service would benefit from them.

Jacqui also co-ordinates all of the work required to monitor and review the evidence for CNST (Clinical Negligence Schemes for Trusts).

This work is exceptionally important as it demonstrates that the systems and processes used within maternity are robust and safe. Jacqui is committed to ensuring safe excellent care for women and their babies.

Jacqui is also a Supervisor of Midwives and provides support and guidance for staff and women are around the ethical aspects of maternity care and decision making.

Louise Emmett  

Louise Emmett

Clinical Midwifery Manager for Labour ward

Louise is the newest member of the management team and is the Clinical Midwifery Manager for Labour ward.

Louise has a strong focus around enabling high standards in clinical practice, creating strong multi-disciplinary team working and enabling women to have a positive birth experience.

Louise has a background in education, coaching and complementary therapies. She has skills in massage and aromatherapy and is keen to take this forward to support women in labour.

Her passion is around providing women with a normal birth and encouraging them to believe in themselves.


Amy Stubbs   Debbie Parkinson   Diane Casey

Amy Stubbs

Divisional Quality Governance Manager


Debbie Parkinson

Lead Midwife


Diane Casey

Clinical Governance Midwife


Fiona Bradshaw   Jane Pickett   Jill Hickman

Fiona Bradshaw



Jane Pickett

Midwife Team Leader
Opal Team Leader


Jill Hickman

Antenatal Team Leader
Supervisor of Midwives


Luisa Jbira        

Luisa Jbira

Community Midwife Team Leader
Supervisor Of Midwives



Contact Numbers

Ante-natal Clinic 01932 722389
Maternity Appointments 01932 722366
Midwifery Triage 01932 722835
Joan Booker Ward 01932 722291
Labour Ward 01932 722663
Neonatal Ward 01932 722667
Ultrasound Queries 01932 722665


Supervisor of Midwives are available 24hrs a day via the main hospital switchboard number