Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Policy Page

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Their website says:

The Trust offers high levels of expertise and excellent standards of care for pregnant women and their families through antenatal, delivery and postnatal care. The Maternity department delivers a high quality, family focused service, with a seamless approach both locally and in the wider community. Based at Blackpool Victoria Hospital, the department delivers approximately 3,000 babies every year.

Our Maternity services include a fully equipped Midwifery-led unit and a separate Consultant-led labour ward.  Our Midwifery-led unit offers a home-from-home environment with the focus on normal birth. There are four birthing suites, two with birthing pools, and the atmosphere is relaxed and family centred. The unit is for low-risk mums-to-be and has the advantage of full hospital facilities just next door.

The Consultant-led unit has is a dedicated operating theatre, an antenatal/postnatal ward, several spacious delivery rooms, a family room and a water birthing pool. There is also an Early Pregnancy Foetal Assessment Unit run for women with specific pregnancy problems.

As well as hospital-based Midwives, there are also several teams of Midwives rotating between the hospital and providing community services for women across Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre.

You can find data about Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust maternity care on the NHS Data Dashboard here (best attempted on a laptop or PC as it’s a pretty big and complicated Power BI interface!):

It’s a bit confusing to begin with! But you select the trust you’re interested in from the drop down, and then you can look at the various data sets available and see how the trust compares nationally. In the image below, as an example, I’ve selected the NMI+ dataset which looks at how Chesterfield Royal Hospital compares with Derby and Burton on User Experience, from 2019.

Information on how to submit a Freedom of Information request can be found here.

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Policies Current at March 2013

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