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Women affected by the Closure of One to One Midwifery
Posted on 31 Jul 2019
Warrington Hospital’s Maternity Team welcomes all women whose care has been discontinued by One to One Midwifery.
Our award-winning Maternity Service is located at Croft Wing, Warrington Hospital and women and their babies are supported throughout their pregnancy, birth and post-natal experience by our highly-skilled team of consultants, obstetricians and midwives.
Women are supported to give birth in hospital (either in our co-located midwife-led unit, our obstetric labour ward) or at home. At the end of the year we will open our £1m midwife-led birth centre at Croft Wing with new and improved facilities for women who choose to give birth in a midwife-led setting.
The care we provide is based on your individual needs and preferences.
We would like to assure all women booked with One to One who wish to transfer to us that they WILL be booked with our midwifery team and the best possible care provided for them and their babies. We will turn no woman away, and have made urgent staffing arrangements to cope with the unexpected demand.
We ask that women please contact us as follows:
Any woman that is in labour please telephone our Labour Ward now on 01925 662334
If you are 36 weeks pregnant or more, or have been told that you need an urgent appointment or scan; call us now on our helpline 01925 662323 (8am-8pm Mon-Fri)
If you have given birth and are still receiving postnatal care in the community please contact the helpline on 01925 662323 (8am-8pm Mon-Fri)to enable postnatal care to continue from WHH midwives
If you are 37 or more weeks pregnant and had planned a home birth please call us now on 01925 662323 (8am-8pm Mon-Fri) to discuss your place of birth
If you are less than 36 weeks pregnant and your pregnancy is progressing normally, and you don’t have any appointments booked in the next two weeks, you can transfer your care easily to us using our on-line referral form here; after which you will receive a courtesy call from one of our midwives. Please note that we are extremely busy ensuring women in labour and those >36 weeks pregnant are given urgent attention so please do bear with us, we assure you that you will be contacted https://whh.nhs.uk/services/maternity
Our commissioners are working with One to One to transfer women as seamlessly and safely as possible, including locating and transferring your medical notes. If this is not possible, we may ask you to undergo some fresh blood tests and scans to ensure your care is as up to date as possible – this is completely normal and nothing to worry about.
Warrington Hospital’s Maternity Service was awarded the Royal College of Midwives ‘Maternity Service of the Year’ in 2017 and the service has gone from strength to strength since then. The recent CQC inspection gave Maternity Services a GOOD rating across all lines of enquiry.
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We look forward to welcoming you to our Maternity family.
Dr Tracey Cooper
Head of Midwifery