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Our Philosophy of Maternity Care

Excellent maternity care is comprehensive and flexible to respond to the clinical and social needs of each family.

We know that every woman, baby and family is unique and will have different needs depending on their own circumstances. We want to work in partnership to help every woman achieve the experience that is right for them.

Our team will ensure that you have the correct information to help you reach the choice and decisions that are right for you. When circumstances mean that the choice has to be changed, we will ensure that we provide information and an explanation for you to understand the reasons for this.

The care we give you follows "best practice" and is research based. We are continuously auditing our care and revising our working practices in the light of new evidence and the national service framework for maternity services.

Everyone on our team is committed to treat people with kindness, understanding and dignity and will respect the privacy, religious and cultural beliefs of families. We do our best to be very clear in our communication between healthcare professionals, women and their family members to help you feel like you are actively involved in decision making in your overall care. Interpreting services will be provided for women where English is not their first language.

Our key aim is to support you to have the best possible birth experience and to help ensure that you have a healthy baby.

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