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IOW Maternity Services rated one of the best

Maternity Survey 2022
IOW Maternity Services rated one of the best
13 January 2023

Results published by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) show positive experiences for pregnant women and their families receiving care on the Island.

The National Maternity Survey 2022 highlights what people think about their experiences of antenatal care, childbirth and postnatal care. 

Maternity Services at St. Mary’s Hospital scored the highest compared with other Trusts across the region in two of the three areas surveyed. This included the start of care and antenatal check-ups. The IOW is the second highest performing Trust for people's experience during pregnancy.

St. Mary’s Hospital performed above the national average in the following areas:

  • Patients were able to have their partner with them as much as they wanted
  • Help was available as soon as they felt they needed it
  • A midwife was available to speak to as much as felt needed after birth
  • Patients felt they were discharged from hospital without delay
  • Patients felt they were given enough information about Coronavirus restrictions at the beginning of their antenatal care

Amanda Pearson, Director of Midwifery said: “Every experience shared is really important to us. It is pleasing to see the number of women and birthing people who answered positively to questions about their care.

“Only by listening to the experiences of pregnant women, birthing people and their families can we improve the overall experience of Maternity care.

“This survey has given us some areas to further improve and we are really grateful to everyone who took part.”

The survey gathered the experiences of people who had a birth during February 2022. 124 people were invited to take part in the survey at St. Mary’s and 43% completed and returned the questionnaire.

The National Maternity Survey 2022 results are available on the Care Quality Commission website.

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