Centre of excellence
As a Trust delivering around 8,000 babies a year, we are the largest single site maternity hospital in Europe and pride ourselves on being the hospital of choice for thousands of expectant mothers. Our reputation is built on our progressive approach as we continually strive to enhance the maternity service we deliver to Liverpool and the surrounding areas.
Key areas of achievement
With investment from our local Primary Care Trust and in line with national best practice, we have increased consultant cover on the delivery suite from 56 to 98 hours per week, improving access to senior clinical decision-making. We have also appointed a consultant midwife which has led to an increase in homebirths. And in the areas of patient safety, we have developed our practices in line with those endorsed by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.
Success with breastfeeding
We are proud of the success we have had in encouraging more women to breastfeed. The number of women who start breastfeeding their babies at birth and who are still breastfeeding as they leave hospital continues to rise. In addition, we have well established peer support for some our most deprived localities where women who have breastfed, support and encourage other women to do the same.