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Maternity Services

Maternity Services
Opening Times: Antenatal Clinic (Mon to Fri 9:00 - 17:00), Delivery Suite, Dolphin Suite and Ward 11 (24 hours, seven days a week).
Telephone: Antenatal (01493 452266), Delivery Suite (01493 452480), Dolphin Suite (01493 453640), Ward 11 (01493 452011).
Location: First floor, south corridor.

We offer a range of services for women and their families before, during and after birth. We aim to work with you to ensure that the care you receive is tailored to your unique situation.

Early in pregnancy you will meet a Community Midwife who will ‘book’ you. Together you will decide who is the most appropriate professional to co-ordinate your care; this may be a Midwife or a Consultant Obstetrician. At this time you will receive information about the screening tests, scans and appointments that are available to each woman. You will also be provided with telephone numbers for accessing 24 hour support.

We will help you to plan for your birth, aiming to provide the latest up to date evidence to support you in your decision making about this important experience. Depending on your individual situation you may be offered Home, Delivery Suite or the midwife led Dolphin Suite: we will ensure you have all the information to enable you to choose the best place for YOU! A preparation for birth workshop is available in the later part of pregnancy.

We will help you to prepare for life as a parent.

Our Antenatal and Postnatal ward provides for women who need to stay in hospital either before or after birth. Community midwives continue your care at home after discharge from hospital.

What services are provided?

  • Antenatal clinic
  • Ultrasound
  • Community midwifery
  • Antenatal/Postnatal wards
  • Maternity Assessment unit
  • Delivery Suite
  • Dolphin Suite Midwife led unit
  • Specialist Midwives: mental health, diabetes, infant feeding

How can I get a referral?

Your GP surgery will refer you to the Antenatal clinic or the Community Midwife to begin your care with us.

Where is the department located?

The antenatal clinic, delivery suite and Dolphin Suite are located upstairs at the James Paget Hospital: follow the signs.

Community midwives clinics are held in GP surgeries and Children’s Centres: your Community Midwife will tell you where you should attend.

What are the opening times?

Antenatal clinic: Monday to Friday 9:00 – 17:00.

Delivery Suite: 24 hours                

Dolphin Suite: 24 hours

Ward 11: 24 hours                     

How can I contact the department?

Antenatal Clinic 01493 452266

Delivery Suite 01493 452480

Dolphin Suite 01493 453640

Ward 11: 01493 452011

Community midwives carry mobile phones, but may be unable to answer immediately due to clinical activity or being off duty. The voicemail message on her phone will give you further instructions.

If you require urgent help call Delivery Suite 01493 452480.

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Key staff

Key staff

Head of Midwifery: Jayne Utting

Clinical Midwifery Manager: Karen Erskine

Community Midwifery Manager: Joanna Keable 

Maternity and Gynaecology Risk and Governance Manager: Kirsty Cater

Clinical Lead for Obstetrics: Dr Vandana Choudhary

Ward 11 Manager: Nicky Charity

Dolphin Suite Manager: Kerry Gillard

Antenatal Clinic Manager: Jodie Yerrell

Bereavement Midwife: Samantha Jones

Womens Experience Midwife: Abigail Robertson

Infant Feeding Co-ordinator: Kay Horn