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Proposed changes for Maternity Care

We are proposing to strengthen health services in the Community for women at all stages of their pregnancy, i.e. antenatal, labour and delivery and postnatal.

This would mean that we will provide more care closer to home for women and their babies.

In 2005/6 we centralised consultant-let maternity services at Calderdale Royal Hospital (CRH) and delivered midwife-led units at CRH and Huddersfield Royal Infirmary (HRI).  These services would remain the same under the new proposals.  However, developing a new Emergency Centre at CRH would mean that all the necessary supporting emergency services would be on one site with Maternity Services.

“Major changes to our maternity services bought services up to national standards for staffing and maternity care.  The biggest success was bringing two labour wards together on the same site. We are now able to provide consultant cover 98 hours a week, in line with national standards … before we weren’t”

Anne-Marie Henshaw. Head of Midwifery, Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust

You can read a summary of the key points of the proposed changes, or read one of our documents including the Consultation Document or Summary for more detail.

We have also included a page on Travel and Transport which has all the documents relating to the travel analysis undertaken as part of the Pre-Consultation Business Case.

You may also wish to read the answers to the questions that people have already sent in. We will be updating this document as and when questions are sent in.