Proposal to transform local maternity services reaches final decision stage

Proposal to transform local maternity services reaches final decision stage

The decision on a proposal to transform maternity services across Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire will be made at the joint Governing Bodies meeting in common for the three Clinical Commissioning Groups on 16 January 2020.

Lucy Baker, Director of Service Delivery across BaNES, Swindon and Wiltshire said: “Over the last three years we’ve worked with more than 4,500 mums, families, our staff, our partners in the community and those with an interest in maternity to co-create our future vision for maternity services, proposals for change and final recommendations.

“Following extensive consultation and review by an independent expert panel, we are ready for decisions to be made on the future on maternity services in the region.”

Sandra Richards, Transformation Midwife for BSW Local Maternity System said: “We would like to thank everyone who took part in our consultation and shared their views with us. There were many suggestions for how we can improve maternity care and these have helped inform our future plans.

“Our goal is to provide more options of choice of birth to more women and to build a strong foundation on which to enhance continuity of care so that women see the same midwife or a small group of midwives before, during and after labour.”

The full consultation report and summary, Decision Making Business Case and other supporting materials are available on the Transforming Maternity Services Together website and the three CCG’s websites as part of Governing Bodies’ meeting papers.

The Governing Bodies meeting will be held at the Roper Room at Dorothy House Hospice Care, Winsley, Bradford on Avon BA15 2LE from 10.00 am to 12.00pm. Anyone who wants to attend the meeting should register using the link on the Bath and North East Somerset CCG website. Questions from the public must be submitted in writing three working days before the date of the meeting.

The decision of the Governing Bodies on the proposal will be shared after the meeting on social media and on the Transforming Maternity Services Together website, as well as the three CCG websites.

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