Maternity services get thumbs up from new mums


Maternity services at Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust have been recognised for the high standard of services in a national survey.

During the summer of 2015, a questionnaire was sent out to all women who gave birth in February 2015, by the Care Quality Commission. Responses were received from 237 women.

The survey asked women about their experiences of the provided care throughout pregnancy, during birth and the care provided after birth in the postnatal period.

Gloucestershire Hospitals scored well in all areas and were scored ‘better’ than most other trusts in two key areas; for raising a concern and having it taken seriously, and for feeling their length of stay in hospital after the birth was the right amount of time.

Paul Byrne, Divisional Director for Women’s and Children’s Services, said: “All our staff in maternity services strive to provide women with high quality, personalised care and we are extremely pleased with the results of this survey, which recognises their efforts.

“The service will however be examining all the feedback in detail to identify any areas where improvements can be made.”

Read the Care Quality Commission survey in full.