Maternity Services 

 

Our Maternity Services include:

Philosophy of care

We aim to deliver high quality maternity care throughout pregnancy, birth and the postnatal period, ensuring that the birth of a child is a safe, life-enhancing experience for you, your partner and family.

We you and your family to be involved in making choices about your journey through pregnancy, birth and parenthood, by giving good and timely information. We will respect your decisions and afford dignity through kind and compassionate care.

We promote normality in childbirth. You can come straight to our midwives to access maternity care, and will have a named midwife who will support you in your choice of place of birth. We also aim to provide one-to-one care in labour.

We aim to base our practice on the best available. We strive continually to make every contact with you and your family count towards improving your health and wellbeing.


Outpatient Services

Consultant-Led Maternity outpatient clinics take place at both PRH and RSH. Consultant-led day assessment services and Consultant-led maternity inpatient care is provided at PRH.


Maternity Ultrasound

Our Maternity service has Midwife Sonographers, working alongside three Fetal Medicine Specialist Consultants. We provide routine scanning at Shrewsbury, Telford and Oswestry, and specialist scanning at Shrewsbury and Telford.

We offer a combined Down’s screening test, comprising measurement of the nuchal fold and blood tests. If you are unable to have the combined test a ‘quad’ blood test will be offered.


Outpatient, scanning and day assessment services at PRH

The consultant antenatal clinic, maternity scanning and day assessment unit is situated next to the Wrekin Midwife-Led Unit at the eastern end of the hospital (rather than in the Shropshire Women and Children's Centre).

This Unit is accessed by entering the main hospital entrance and turning right.

Booked appointments for a scan or antenatal clinic take place within this Unit.

The PRH Day Assessment Unit (DAU) is open from 9am to 9.30 pm 7 days a week and is supported by an obstetrician. There is an appointment system whereby there are midwives available to see you or offer telephone advice if you have concerns.

Note that some of these appointments may temporarily take place in the demountable building adjacent to the Shropshire Women and Children's Centre and hospital day surgery entrance whilst refurbishment work is taking place. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience. 


Outpatient, scanning and day assessment services at RSH

The consultant antenatal clinic, maternity scanning and day assessment unit can be found within the Children’s Outpatient and Shrewsbury Midwifery Unit (the former Maternity Unit).

The RSH Day Assessment Unit (DAU) is open from 9-5 Monday to Friday. If you contact the unit with a problem that requires a doctor, you will be directed to PRH Day Assessment Unit.

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