Update on our maternity services
Both maternity units at the Alexandra and Worcestershire Royal Hospitals are operating as normal and there are no plans to stop taking bookings for new mothers from August. Any mothers who are expecting to give birth at the Alexandra hospital, should continue with this plan
The concerns about the sustainability of the current maternity services have been well documented for many years and plans to centralise all consultant-led births in the county at the Worcestershire Royal Hospital form part of the Future of Acute Hospitals in Worcestershire reconfiguration programme. Under the plans all other aspects of maternity care including antenatal and postnatal appointments, scans, monitoring and community midwifery would continue in the same place as now. Only the place of delivery would change. A public consultation on the proposed changes is due to take place later this year.
Our focus is on providing a safe service for mothers and babies, this remains our paramount aim.
The safety of the current maternity service is being monitored by the Quality and Sustainability sub-committee of the Future of Acute Hospitals in Worcestershire programme board.