More information is available on the visiting page
As a maternity team we work together to ensure women and babies receive the best care possible and a healthy and positive birthing outcome for all.
We believe in an equitable service for all women and ensure compliance with national directives and agenda’s and work to ensure patient safety at all times. Find out more about the maternity service below.
- Visiting policy eased
- Covid-19 and pregnancy
- Refer yourself here for maternity care
- Take your first step to a smoke free pregnancy with our free support service
- Antenatal care
- Early Assessment Pregnancy Unit (under 18 weeks)
- Maternity triage (18 weeks plus)
- Postnatal care
- Infant feeding and caring for your baby
- Bereavement support
- Ockenden actions
Our maternity service cares for low and high risk women across a large and diverse demographic area.
The Maternity service consists of Delivery suite (inclusive of Obstetric theatre and water birth facilities), Maternity ward (antenatal and postnatal care), Community midwifery service (including home births), Antenatal clinic and Day assessment facilities.
The maternity service team consists of an Associate Director of Midwifery, Three Midwifery Matrons, senior specialist Midwives and coordinators Midwives and Maternity support workers, health care assistants, housekeepers and ward clerks who supports the administration of these areas.
Contact details for the maternity ward are available in the contacts box on the right of this page. View the maternity visiting times, Contact the delivery suite or women's health ward visiting times.
Herefordshire Maternity Voices Partnership - would like to hear from you
Herefordshire Maternity Voices Partnership is a team of women, midwives, doctors, health visitors and commissioners working together to review and contribute to the development of local maternity care. They would like to hear about your experiences of maternity care during pregnancy, birth and after: What was good? What wasn't good? How could we make it better?
Feedback is collected by a team of local women. You can get in touch with them by email, social media, talking to them when they walk the maternity department, attending a Mother's Voices event or completing our online survey. Email email@example.com or on Facebook.com/HerefordshireMaternityVoices
Friends and Family Test
As you progress through your pregnancy and access different services, you will be given the opportunity to answer the NHS Friends and Family Test. The Friends and Family Test is a simple question that patients will be asked about the care they have received. The test is part of a way of gathering patient feedback and driving improvement in NHS hospital services across the country. To find out more about the Friends and Family Test click here.
Links with other departments
Within our maternity service we have a maternity triage which is a 24 hour assessment area where women and their families can easily access and receive prompt care. Click to find our more about maternity triage.
We work very closely with the Special Care Baby Unit, Accident and Emergency and medical teams and through these close links are able to ensure that women and babies receive the best possible care.
The Maternity Service recently received a ‘better performing’ rating from the Healthcare Commission.
For more information on maternity and neonatal services across the county, and support available for families before, during and after birth, visit BirtHWays - the Herefordshire and Worcestershire Local Maternity System website.
Cases of invasive Group A Strep are rare, but parents/carers should be aware of what to look out for and what to do
Direct Ward Telephone No:
01432 372994 or 355444 ext 3014
Telephone number 07990986517
Antenatal and community lead matron
Community and antenatal manager
01432 3554444 ext 2965