Last year, we handled over 24,000 NHS 111 and 999 maternity-related calls combined from across the North West. This can include providing urgent and emergency care to pregnant women and babies suffering from complex health complications or when these patient groups may require transfers into hospitals.
Providing safe and personal maternity care to our patients is important and we have invested in a pre-hospital training package by PROMPT Maternity Foundation Charity to enhance this.
The training is the first of its kind to be delivered within the emergency service at NWAS and funding was secured for it by our Consultant Midwife, Stephanie Heys, from Cheshire and Merseyside’s local maternity systems and Health Education England (HEE).
Read more about this initiative and how it is helping develop maternity care for pregnant women.