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Maternity Services in Wakefield District


The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust which provides maternity care in Wakefield, Pontefract and Dewsbury areas is considering making changes to the service at Pontefract Hospital.


This could involve no longer offering the choice of giving birth in the midwife led unit at Pontefract Hospital. The changes would not affect ante-natal care or post-natal care that is provided at the hospital or in the community. Those who have a normal pregnancy would still have the option of giving birth at home or in a hospital if they choose.


The Trust is considering this change because the number of births at Pontefract is so low that they do not believe keeping the midwife led unit is an effective use of staff or resources.


We would like to know what you think about maternity services in Wakefield District and how people would be affected if women were no longer able to choose to deliver their baby at Pontefract Hospital.


There is also an online survey available here.


If you have any further questions or would like help completing the survey, please contact:


Sarah Deakin, 01924 317644, sarah.deakinwakefieldccg.nhsuk or
Dáša Farmer, 01924 315746, dasa.farmerwakefieldccg.nhsuk


Please let us have your views by 17 March 2019.


If you need this report in another format, for example, large print, audio tape or in another language, please call us on 01924 317644 or email Sarah.Deakinwakefieldccg.nhsuk


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This survey is being conducted by The Campaign Company (TCC) on behalf of NHS Wakefield Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). The CCG wants to understand your views and experiences to help plan maternity services for Wakefield District in the future. The data from this survey will be reported to the CCG and its partners. Your personal information will remain confidential.


The survey will take around 10 minutes to complete. If you have used maternity services in Wakefield District more than once, please feel free to complete a separate survey for each pregnancy.


If you are a member of staff working within the maternity services and want to share your views about your experience of working within the service, please ask your line manager for a survey specifically for staff or call the numbers on the first page of this survey.


Relevant documents


Adults Services, Public Health and the NHS Overview and Scrutiny Committee, Thursday, 24 January 2019 2pm - Agenda Item 9


NHS Wakefield CCG Governing Body Papers, Tuesday, 15 January 2019


Maternity Engagement Report 2018


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NHS Wakefield Clinical Commissioning Group
White Rose House
West Parade
West Yorkshire

Telephone: 01924 213050

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