Welcome to Maternity services at Airedale

COVID-19 update

Airedale NHS Foundation Trust aims to maintain all of our maternity pathways and where possible will use technology to reduce the number of face to face contacts. We understand that you will be worried about what Coronavirus means for you and your baby and we are doing all we can to keep you safe.

We have produced a leaflet with all our coronavirus information and advice here: Airedale Maternity Advice COVID-19 V4

Airedale Maternity Coronavirus Advice Line 01535 294212

This advice service is for women receiving Airedale Maternity Care, and for staff working at Airedale Hospital, to answer any non-urgent questions relating to your pregnancy and your ongoing care.

A midwife will be available to answer the telephone line Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm. Please don’t ring outside of these times as you will not be able to leave a message.

Urgent care

If your baby’s pattern of movements changes or reduces in number, or you have any other concerns about your pregnancy, please call a midwife promptly:

  • Maternity Assessment Centre Monday to Friday 8am to 7pm – 01535 292410/292120

  • Labour Ward (24 hours) – 01535 292401/292402

Coronavirus: knowing the risks and taking care of yourself, particularly for women from a black, Asian or minority ethnic background

A team across West Yorkshire, including some of our own clinicians, have made a series of films in community languages (Bengali, Dari, Punjabi, Urdu, Romanian and English) to explain the signs and symptoms of coronavirus infection and how to protect yourself during your pregnancy. You can watch the films here.

Click here for more Airedale coronavirus information

Newly pregnant?

Contact our friendly team on 01535 292411 to arrange your first appointment – we’re looking forward to meeting you!

Alternatively email maternitybookings@anhst.nhs.uk with your name, date of birth, telephone number and roughly how many weeks pregnant you are. A member of staff will ring you back to  get you booked in.

    Pregnancy is an exciting and life changing journey, and our experienced team of midwives and consultant obstetricians are here to provide compassionate care for you and your family, supporting you every step of the way and helping you to make informed choices.

    We are a small, friendly unit on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales, providing care for women across a large geographic region; from Hawes to Halifax, Burnley to Bradford and Haworth to Harrogate. Over 2000 babies are delivered here every year, making use of our dedicated midwife led area alongside a consultant led midwifery unit. Our six community midwifery teams are based across the patch and have been helping women and their families across these areas for many years.

    If you would like any information about our services in different languages or formats, please contact our Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) on 01535 294019 or email PALS.office@anhst.nhs.uk

    The unit compromises of:

    You may need to visit some or all of these locations during your pregnancy. We also provide antenatal and postnatal care in the community, and support home birth.

    Why not take a quick tour…

    Watch this video which shows you around our maternity services.

    Please note that some of the signage around the hospital has changed since this video was made, but everything is located in the same place on the hospital site.

    Read the helpful guide about services in our local area: My journey through maternity care which you can download and read here

    You can also visit the West Yorkshire & Harrogate Health and Care Partnership website. 

    Our values

    Our purpose is to provide excellent quality maternity services by offering a fulfilling and safe experience for mothers, their families and our staff.  We ensure our care is focused around your informed choice and we prioritise the needs and wishes of mother and baby.  We work together as a team to provide the best care possible for you and your family.  We are approachable and responsive to individual needs.

    We value all feedback as this helps us to continually review and develop the services we provide.  We also invite you to be part of our Maternity Voices Partnership where you can get involved in service redesign and help us to co-produce the information we provide.  This helps other families to better understand their journey through our services and enables them to make informed choices about their birth plan.

    To join the Maternity Voices Partnership please speak to your midwife, or contact us via our Airedale Midwives Facebook group.

    Use the links on the right to find out more about us.