Share your experience of maternity services in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent

Together We’re Better, the local health and care partnership, is seeking to improve midwifery services in these areas by offering more personalised care around the needs of pregnant women and their families.

Our clinicians and staff are working to develop proposals to support an on-demand model – this includes exploring how we can restore births at County and Samuel Johnson, which were temporarily closed due to COVID-19. There is more work for us to do, behind the scenes before we can confirm this model will happen. We will need to listen to our staff as we look to develop a continuity of carer rota. We will also need to train and recruit new midwives to support this community model

We hope that by autumn/winter 2021 we will be able to offer this model – subject to the COVID-19 situation

Listening to your views

We also want to listen to the views of people who use, work in or support maternity services to inform our proposals.

On Friday 16 July we held a virtual event to get feedback from people. We will also be holding a second virtual event on Thursday 12 August, from 7pm until 8.30pm. We want to hear from people who have given birth in the last three years, are currently pregnant or are thinking of starting or expanding their family in the next few years. Partners and anyone working in maternity services are also encouraged to attend and share their views and experiences. We would especially like to hear from people that have accessed maternity services in Stafford and the surrounding areas, and Lichfield and the surrounding areas.

Register here for this event before midnight on 9 August 2021.

If you are unable to attend these events, we are still really keen to hear from you. Please complete this survey to tell us about your experiences. The survey will close at midnight on 15 August 2021. If you need any support to complete the survey, call 0333 150 2155 or email [email protected].

You can find out more about our future ways of working by reading our Issues Paper

You can also watch our short video (above) to listen to our midwives talking about potential future ways of working for maternity services. Or watch on Youtube here: https://youtu.be/C3IBPZtMk0Q

Don’t have time for the full video? Watch our short videos, below:

The feedback from the events and this survey will help to inform and shape future maternity services. We will aim to keep you informed and involved as we develop our proposals. The feedback from this event and the survey will be considered by the hospital trusts and the Clinical Commissioning Groups and will be published on our website.

If you need printed copies of the documents, need documents in different formats or languages or need help to complete the survey, please call us on 0333 150 2155

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