In 2011, 3496 mothers used the maternity service centred in
In 2011, 60 mothers chose a home birth.
621 Mothers chose to give birth with the midwifery led service on B5.
2725 Mothers chose to give birth on the main labour ward with a team of midwives, obstetricians, anaesthetists and neonatologists.
A birthing pool will soon be available on the main delivery unit.
Midwives in the community deliver antenatal care, mainly from G.P. practices, postnatal care in women’s homes, and a home birth service.
Hospital based midwives work with obstetricians to provide a full range of services including antenatal care – both in-patient and out-patient, care during labour and birth, and postnatal care in the ward setting.
Obstetricians hold joint clinics with physicians for mothers with epilepsy and diabetes.
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