We support just over 3000 births a year and care for families with a variety of needs. We have several continuity teams established including the Complex Care and Geographical team to meet the individual needs of women and their families.
PASSION FOR EXCELLENCE
We are one of the first Trusts to implement biomechanics to promote physiological birth and reduce the need for intervention. We also have several QI projects ongoing and regular learning from our Quality and Safety team.
We encourage MDT learning with regular skills drills teaching and PROMPT. We also support continuous professional development and encourage our colleagues to engage with post graduate education.
PRIDE IN OUR TEAM
We showcase our colleagues achievements, no matter how big or small and have a ‘Team Member of the Month’ award and annual maternity awards.
Within the unit
JOAN BOOKER WARD
Joan Booker Ward is a 33 bedded combined antenatal and postnatal ward. There is also a 5 bedded transitional care bay. A team of midwives, nursery nurses, maternity assistants and doctors are allocated to the ward to provide seamless, patient-centred care.
Labour ward has 8 labour rooms with 1 pool room and 3 ‘home-from-home’ rooms. There is also a 4 bedded HDU bay where mothers will be admitted for recovery care post caesarean section or for close observation. There are also 2 theatres on the ward and maternity triage is located on the same level.
ABBEY BIRTH CENTRE
Abbey Birth Centre consists of 4 rooms, 3 of which have pools. Our dedicated Abbey Team have also received additional training in complimentary therapies including aromatherapy, massage and moxibustion.
Celebrating International Day of the Midwife
Midwives have a vital role in caring for and supporting women, their babies and their families throughout pregnancy, childbirth and postnatal care. Every day the NHS supports the birth of 1,600 babies and Midwives and other NHS staff work tirelessly to care for women and babies. That works out at roughly one birth every 54 seconds.
At Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, our Midwifery staff have supported the delivery of over 3200 babies between 5th May 2022 to 30th April 2023, with 19 babies born on the busiest day!
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PERINATAL MENTAL HEALTH
Our Birth Reflections service provides women and their partners with the opportunity to discuss their birth experience and their feelings surrounding this. Our specialist team of midwives provide a safe space for families to share their experience and supports them to reflect on this, providing them with clarity around their care … read more
Our perinatal mental health midwife provides support preconception, during pregnancy and the postnatal period to mothers. The team develops personalised care pathways that best support women, signposting them to self referral services and liaising with Surrey and Boarders Perinatal Team where appropriate … read more
ROTATIONAL, DEVELOPMENTAL, AND EMPOWERING
You will be encouraged to adopt a rotational pattern of working in a nurturing environment that allows you to develop skills and competencies to become an autonomous practitioner.
This will be completed within 18 months.
At ASPH, you will be encouraged to participate in multi-disciplinary learning and engage with opportunities for continuous professional development.
HOMEBIRTH STUDY DAY
Our promise to you
HEALTH AND WELLBEING
MAKING A DIFFERENCE
REWARD AND RECOGNITION