We know that some of our expectant mums have questions about coronavirus (COVID-19) You can get up-to-date information from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) website. A patient information leaflet is also available which covers key information on maternity services and its operations during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
We now have a direct number for any women who have any queries about their antenatal appointments. You can call us on 01604 523364 Monday-Friday 8.00am - 4.30pm
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Community maternity hubs open from 1st June 2020 - see update below about Weston Favell Health Centre
From 1st June the midwifery teams at NGH will be opening three community maternity hubs for women to see a community midwife about their pregnancy.
The three hubs mean that most pregnant women in the county can access support in the community without needing to visit the main hospital site. The hubs will run as appointment sessions to maintain social distancing and to provide individual support for women.
All women who are scheduled to have their 28 week appointment, or those who have an appointment with a doctor will still have their appointments on the hospital site. Those attending the hospital for an appointment with a doctor will also have the opportunity to see a midwife, so will not need to attend one of the hubs.
Any patients with an existing appointment will receive a letter informing them of which hub to attend. If there is a change to the date and time of their appointment, this will be included in the letter.
The three hubs will serve different areas of the town with the majority of appointments taking place at Franklins Gardens. Patients will be contacted and told which hub they will visit and details of their appointment.
The three hubs will be located at:
Please note: At this time, children and partners are unable to accompany you to your appointments. This includes any appointments in or outside of the hospital, including maternity hubs. We will update you when this situation changes.
If women have any queries the appointments line 01604 523364 is open from Monday-Friday 08.30-16.00.
For women with new pregnancies they can contact 01604 545430 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Weston Favell Health Centre
Please note that from 20 July we will no longer be seeing women in Weston Favell Health Centre. From that date women living in the NN£ postcode area who would previously have gone to Weston Favell Health Centre for maternity care will be seen at Franklin's Gardens. Their appointment day and time is unchanged.
The feedback from women using Franklin's Gardens has been extremely positive and we are increasing the number of rooms we are working from. The dates and times of existing appointments at Weston Favell after 20 July will remain the same, but the women will be seen at Franklin's Gardens instead by the midwifery team who were at Weston Favell.
If women have any queries they shuld contact the appointment line on 01604 523364.
Our home birth team is now able to accept first-time mums as well as those who have had babies before.
Statement from Northamptonshire Maternity Services
Everyone working in maternity across the county are committed to doing everything they can to keep families safe through this pandemic of Covid-19.
Although we are working together we are aware that this virus could impact different parts of the maternity services at different times over the coming weeks.
Therefore, the services available may differ at times. This will be influenced by how our maternity units can best keep you safe with the number of staff available to work.
Our priority is to provide care in labour to all women along with essential antenatal and postnatal care. We are confident that we can continue to do this, although we will have to make some changes to the way we work.
Some of the key changes we’re making include:
- Some appointments will be replaced by a telephone consultation.
- Only one partner should be with a woman throughout her labour
- No partners to stay overnight on the wards.
- Birthing partners who are unwell must not come into the hospital
- Partners who are self-isolating are strongly recommended not come to the hospital.
- Birth partners must be symptom-free and preferably from the same household
Both maternity units are working very closely together to share ideas and resources and are in frequent telephone contact. We are following and responding to the national guidance as it becomes available to support our decision-making.
There will be other changes to the maternity services across the county and our midwives will continue keep women updated as to what the changes are and when they will happen.