Early Pregnancy

The annual report of the Fetal Medicine and Day Assessment Units contains detail about the workload, referral pattern, audits and academic outputs over the last year. A summary is presented below. This unit at St Georges Hospital provides both a routine local ultrasound service and a high quality tertiary referral service to the South-West Thames region. The fetal Medicine Unit workload has been steadily increasing over the last five years, and this is a reflection of increasing delivery rate at St Georges Hospital. Not only has the number of routine scans increased, but referrals for fetal medicine and fetal echocardiography consultation has shown a sharper rise. This is almost certainly due to a combination of better screening quality at the referring hospitals and increased awareness amongst patients and healthcare workers alike. The number of invasive procedures has steadily increased over time, possibly reflecting increased maternal age, parental awareness and better screening efficiency at referring hospitals. Fetoscopic Laser procedures for twin-twin transfusion syndrome TTTS have also showed a steady increase in numbers. This is almost certainly due to better and earlier identification of TTTS in referring hospitals.

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If you plan to give birth at home, contact your midwife to discuss your options. Giving birth in our hospitals At present women on low risk pathways who are not suspected or confirmed to have coronavirus can still choose to have a water birth in our birth centres or on our labour wards. We are currently still able to perform planned and emergency caesarean sections but would like to inform women who are booked with us that we may need to change the date of any planned procedure depending on staff availability.

We are continuing to offer ultrasound scans at 12 weeks and 20 weeks at present – if you have a week or week scan scheduled, please come to hospital.

Accessibility information for different parts of The Meadows can be found on the AccessAble website:. Please contact the service directly if you require directions. Meadows, West Park. Warning Alert. Coronavirus Update Due to the current coronavirus situation, we have had to change some of the ways our services work. For the most up-to-date information about this and other services, please click here to check our coronavirus pages.

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Having a baby is a life-changing event that is different for everyone. It is important to get the right care for you and your baby. That means arranging referral to an antenatal clinic as soon as possible after you discover you’re pregnant.

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Try opening the logs in a new window. Does the trust manage the digitisation of its patient records on-site or is this an outsourced service? If outsourced who is the current provider, when did the contract start and what is the contract term? Was this contract awarded via any Frameworks e. CCS RM? What is the cost of digitising patient records within the trust? What is the cost of digitising patient records with outsourced providers?

What are the trusts targets for having patient files scanned and hard-copy notes available as digital images? If the patient file scanning is provided in house how many staff are involved in: a. Distributing delivering or collecting physical notes around the estate? Retrieving and collecting physical notes from on-site stores?

Is the scanning of patient records linked to any Document Management systems? If so can you confirm which ones are used within the trust? What is your average number of daily created paper records?

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From 8am on Monday 9th April , a designated telephone advice and triage line will be available for pregnant women to access advice and support 24 hours day, 7 days a week from a midwife. This local Pregnancy Advice Line is part of the national NHS Better Births plan to transform maternity services for pregnant women and families with new born babies, offering personalised care. Surrey Heartlands is one of the first areas in the country to introduce this initiative which covers all aspects of the maternity pathway giving pregnant women, and the families of new born babies, a better package of care, more choice and easier access to midwives and other health professionals.

Vicky Williams, Head of Commissioning Acute Paediatrics and Maternity for Surrey Heartlands CCGs, said: “The new Advice Line is a major step forward in achieving our ‘Better Births’ vision to provide sustainable, high quality health care for women and children; responsive and accessible to local need. Surrey Heartlands is one of seven early adopter sites for the Maternity Transformation Programme across England.

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Those are the heartbreaking words of a mother whose son suffered serious brain damage as a result of an “easily avoided” hospital staff error. The toddler underwent brain scans which revealed he had suffered kernicterus, a rare kind of brain damage caused by untreated jaundice in newborn babies. The now nine-year-old boy, who can only be referred to as “OXS” for legal reasons, was born in and following checks was sent home later that same day.

However, no arrangements to see OXS were made by the midwife but his c ondition improved over the following days. It was then confirmed that he had suffered jaundice in the days after his birth, which led to his brain injury and saw him develop cerebral palsy. The Trust admitted that OXS should not have been sent home without the results of the blood test being known; if he had remained in hospital the boy would not have suffered his injuries.

The money will pay for the round-the-clock care the boy will require for the rest of his life, as well as specialist therapies and equipment he requires.

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We recognise that early pregnancy can be a worrying time for women and their families. The Early Pregnancy Unit EPU is open to any women who is less than 14 weeks pregnant who is experiencing symptoms they find concerning e. If you have had a previous miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy, you can also be seen in EPU for a dating or pregnancy location scan.

Due to the coronavirus outbreak we are temporarily changing our opening times to the following:. The clinic is open from The EPU nurses can be contacted on and will respond to messages after clinic, usually around lunchtime. If you need to be seen as an emergency please go to the Accident and Emergency unit. This is a walk in service meaning that you can self-refer and do not need to have seen a GP first.

You must have a positive pregnancy test but be less than 14 weeks pregnant. We will see any woman who arrives at the clinic before 11am. Please note you may experience a wait of up to four hours. When you arrive in the EPU, you need to book in with the receptionist. You will be given a form to complete regarding your pregnancy. The nurses will prioritise women based on their needs, meaning that someone who arrives in clinic after you may be seen first.

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With accusations of the NHS becoming increasingly privatised, we talk a look at the cost of some vital childbirth treatments. As the number of contracted health services run by private companies continues to increase across, The Mirror has taken a look at how much it might cost for an expectant mother to give birth privately if the NHS ceased to exist. It might be reasonable to look at America as an example of the kind of healthcare system the country may develop if the NHS was shut down.

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We advise women to ask their GP to refer to our maternity services as soon as they suspect that they are pregnant. You can also self-refer to us. Please complete one of the following online referral forms:. The maternity team at Epsom and St Helier Hospitals are committed to the absolute safety of our mothers, babies and staff.

We have reviewed the situation and now have assurance that both London and South East Coast Ambulance services are back to usual response times. Our maternity staffing is currently also maintained at a safe level. We are therefore pleased to be able to reinstate the home birth service at this time, with the following caveats:. We like to see women for the first booking-in appointment as early as possible, and ideally before 10 weeks of pregnancy. At this appointment your midwife will discuss all of the screening tests that are available to you in pregnancy which includes the ultrasound scans.

This information is also available in a number of foreign languages – please see the ‘Leaflets and additional information’ section at the bottom of this page. Most women follow a planned schedule of midwifery care which includes two ultrasound scan appointments.

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