Maternity Recruitment Event
Tuesday 12th December 2017 9-3pm Abbey Wing St Peters Hospital
Ashford and St Peter’s NHS trust would like to invite enthusiastic and passionate midwives to our open day and hear about opportunities to join our growing team.
Our main services are based at the St Peter’s site with a small outpatients centre at Ashford Hospital. Each year we help approximately 4500 families prepare for and welcome their new bundle of joy.
Our busy antenatal clinic not only runs 8 specialist consultant clinics, such as diabetes, multiple births and high risk pregnancies, but is also home to our specialist diabetes midwife, perinatal mental health midwife and antenatal screening midwife.
The 5 community teams currently in place are embarking on an exciting new way of working following our successful application to become an early adopter of the Better Births Campaign. Not only is this going to see the maternity services becoming completely paperless within the next year but also the setup of a centralised advice line and community midwifery ‘hubs’ for outpatient care.
We offer low risk women care in our beautiful, custom built Midwifery Led Unit, Abbey Birth Centre, which is attached to the unit, but separate from our labour ward and staffed by midwives only. The centre has seen almost 2000 deliveries since our doors opened 3 years ago. We are the only Maternity unit in our STP with a custom built midwifery led unit separate from our labour ward. It consists of 4 delivery rooms, 3 with birthing pools, and facilities for partners to stay overnight.
Our labour ward has 2 maternity theatres and 10 delivery rooms, one of which is decorated specifically for the care of families experiencing bereavement. We are the only trust within Surrey to have a level 3 neonatal unit and therefore accept a number of high risk or premature transfers from other units across the south east.
Our postnatal ward not only has a dedicated 8 bed transitional care unit but an additional 30 beds with 6 of those allocated to antenatal patients requiring inpatient care. The ward is currently undergoing a period of development which has so far enabled us to have a spacious and comfortable visitor’s area and an infant feeding room where are infant feeding team are able to run outpatient clinics and frenulotomy clinics enabling us to retain our BFI level 3 accreditation. There is also a NIPE clinic which is staffed by MEON trained midwives 7 days a week who carry out the initial baby examination. Postgraduate courses such as mentorship, high risk midwifery and advanced assessment of the newborn.