Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Their website says:

Our maternity service provides care for more than 6,000 families in Gloucestershire every year. Find out about our services and what to expect during your pregnancy, labour and birth.

Having your baby in Gloucestershire

The Birth Unit at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital women’s centre is designed to encourage active, natural labour in a home from home environment.

Delivery Suite at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital is a state of the art facility, designed to give you the best possible service if you need medical assistance during labour.

Stroud Maternity Unit is a small midwife led centre that helps deliver around 300 births every year, and offers a home from home environment for new parents.

Cheltenham (Aveta) Birth Centre is run by midwives and has been specially designed to make your journey into parenthood as smooth as possible.

Having your baby at home (Home Birth)
Our midwives can help you decide if a home birth is right for you, and help you deliver your baby in your own home. They can provide all the equipment you need.

In England, around 1 in 50 babies is born at home. It’s the chance to give birth in familiar surroundings, supported by family and the added reassurance of your home comforts.

Our midwives can help you decide if a home birth is right for you, and help you deliver your baby in your own home. They can provide all the equipment you need for a home birth, including some types of pain relief. If you need any help or if your labour is not progressing as it should, your midwife will arrange for you to be transferred to Gloucestershire Royal Hospital.

Neonatal Unit (Special Care)
Our team of experts provide high quality, expert care for ill and premature babies at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital.

You can find data about Gloucestershire 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.

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Policies Current at March 2013

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