About our team
Our maternity team includes consultant obstetricians, paediatricians, midwives, obstetric nurses, healthcare assistants and several clerical staff, all of whom endeavour to work together to create a positive experience for all women who choose to deliver with us.
Midwives provide care at all stages of your pregnancy, birth, and postnatal period. Our midwives work in different teams at our hospitals and in the community to provide tailored and individualised care according to your needs.
Much of your antenatal and postnatal care will be carried out by your community midwives in your local area. Our community midwifery teams will also provide care in labour at home if you choose a home birth.
Hospital based midwives provide 24-hour care on our antenatal wards, delivery suite, birth centre and postnatal wards.
Some women will need specialist input at different points during their pregnancy and we provide a variety of services across our King George and Queens hospital sites.
You may have appointments with consultant doctors during your pregnancy depending on individual circumstances.
You may be referred to see an Obstetrician at some stage in your pregnancy depending on your individual circumstances. Your Obstetrician will work will collaboration with a multidisciplinary team of doctors and midwives to provide you with the best care that is centred around your needs and choices.
Maternity Care assistants and Maternity support workers
Maternity Care Assistants and Maternity Support Workers work in collaboration with the midwives to support mothers, babies and their families through pregnancy, labour and during the postnatal period. They work both in community and hospital settings, some of the key work they do includes undertaking routine observations, blood tests, support with feeding your baby and parenting skills such as nappy changing and bathing your baby.
Anaesthetic doctors are involved in aspects of your care including:
- Administration of Epidurals.
- Caring for your anaesthesia should you require an operative procedure.
- Caring for women alongside Critical Care Nurses & Midwives when more intensive care is required.
- Involvement with specific care plans for women with more complex medical or obstetric needs.
Anaesthetic doctors are available at our hospitals 24 hours a day to help ensure you receive any specialist care when required.
Neonatologists and Neonatal Nurses
Neonatologists and Neonatal nurses are available in our hospitals 24 hours a day to provide specialist care to any babies who may need this additional support.
If more intensive care is required, your baby may need to be admitted to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).
We are a training hospital which means that we will regularly have midwifery and medical students. Our student will work under supervision of qualified Midwives and Doctors, and we would always ask for your consent for a student to be involved in your care and will understand and respect your choice if you would prefer not to have a student involved in your care.