Other hospitals are:
- Birmingham Women’s Hospital
- Walsall Manor
- Dudley Group of Hospitals
- Wolverhampton Royal Hospital Trust
Maternity Support Services
In addition to Maternity Services there are a range of local services to support pregnant women and/or women during the first 24 months of a child’s life
- Bethel Doula Project.
- Smoking Cessation
- Health Visiting
After the birth the care of the mother and baby is transferred to the Health Visiting Service and this will continue until the child is 2 years old. Health Visitors will work with parents to ensure the baby receives regular check-ups, immunisations, support with breastfeeding and weening and signposting parents to key services
There are a range of national policies and publications on the state of maternity services and how it needs to develop in the future. For us locally that means looking at addressing several complex issues such as Infant Mortality and the redesign of the Community Midwifery Service, as well as working with partners across the Black Country to explore how we can work better together to deliver shared outcomes that improve the health and social care outcomes for women and young children.
You can view the Sandwell and West Birmingham IVF Policy here.
Listening to Patients and the Public
If you are interested in contributing the development of local maternity services please contact the Engagement Team at Sandwell and West Birmingham CCG at swb