Maternity unit at Ormskirk
Hospital scoops another top rating
IT'S official, mothers who have given birth at Ormskirk Hospital have
voted it to be 1 of the best places for midwifery care across the country.
In an NHS watchdog report, Mum's have officially ranked:- 'Maternity
Services' at the Wigan Road site the 11th best in England. Ormskirk
Hospital outscored more than 50 other Trusts across the country.
More than 100 mothers completed the detailed questionnaire and gave feedback on
health and care, including the quality of care given throughout the antenatal,
labour, birth and post natal stages.
1 Mother of 2, Louise Flavell, from Skelmersdale, is 1 recent example of an
overjoyed mum when in mid November, she had her baby Ava Marie at the Ormskirk
unit in her 34th week of pregnancy.
Louise, 42, said:- "I cannot praise the neonatal staff at Ormskirk
Hospital enough for the way they are looking after my gorgeous girl; thank you
so much to everyone."
Ava Marie arrived early thanks to the maternity detecting a condition called:-
'Small for GeStational Age' (SGA) and weighed just 3lbs 1oz/
Areas the maternity unit scored well on include:- high levels support and
guidance, good advice, high levels of respect and dignity as well as excellent
care given throughout their. Fathers are now able to become more involved in
their partner's care.
Lynne Eastham, Head of Midwifery, said:- "Following the survey and our
2016 Care Quality Commission report, we focused on further improving our culture
and approach to care and safety. We always ensure staff work better together so
that the parent, baby and their family's experience can be the best possible; we
want them to feel as though they are receiving a high quality service throughout
their care with us. From the report's findings; it states that we are now ranked
one of the best maternity units in the country. The experience for mothers and
their partners has improved significantly over the last couple of years due to
the hard work, dedication and commitment from our staff. Well done to all the