Who we are
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.
What about care after I leave hospital?
Feeding your baby
How you feed your baby is one of the most important decisions you will make. We want to provide you with information about your options and support you with your feeding choice. Skin contact and keeping your baby close are important ways to nurture early brain development.
The World Health Organisation recommends breastfeeding for 2 years and beyond, and this is supported by many robust research studies. Breastmilk is just what nature intended for you and your baby, but it is so much more than food and nutrition. Breastfeeding is a normal and natural way to feed, however we understand some mum’s find breastfeeding difficult and need extra support to continue their feeding journey. We are committed to helping you achieve your own target by providing information, resources and support both in hospital and in community.If you’re not planning on breastfeeding your baby, here is a leaflet which outlines what you need to bring into hospital. You can still enjoy early skin contact with your baby and we encourage you to give their first feed during this time to help get bonding off to a good start.
Postnatal care and Support
We have put together a number of useful leaflets and recommended web links below that we think might help you:
We value your feedback
Here’s how to give us feedback on our service
Here you’ll also find out what we do with your feedback and what we’ve done in response to your suggestions and comments.