Path to Excellence - Maternity Voices

Help develop maternity services in South Tyneside and Sunderland

Help develop maternity services in South Tyneside and Sunderland

 Does your community group or organisation work with parents who’ve recently had their babies in South Tyneside or Sunderland?

NHS organisations involved in maternity care are seeking mams, dads, grandparents, groups and individuals who would like to get involved in sharing their views on maternity care by joining the South Tyneside and Sunderland Maternity Voices partnership.

Maternity Voices, made up from a range of people and organisations interested in maternity care, will help to shape these services for the future by providing their views on what’s important in maternity care.

Already big changes have taken place, with the creation of a new state-of-the-art Midwifery-Led Birthing Centre at South Tyneside District Hospital, which has welcomed over 100 new babies since opening in August.

This new service is in addition to the midwife-led care and consultant-led care located together at Sunderland Royal Hospital, as well as access to home births in both localities. Together, these services help make sure women have choices about how and where they would like to have their babies.

Now there is a further opportunity to shape and improve services, in particular in the creation of a community maternity hub in South Tyneside, providing more maternity care as part of the Birthing Centre.

A Maternity Voices event will take place on Thursday 13 February from 11am to 2pm at Hebburn Central, Glen Street, South Tyneside, NE31 1AB.

Come along and find out more at our Maternity Voices Event in February – register your place today.

For parents with children, free crèche facilities from Ofsted-registered CrécheMobile will be available but these must be requested in advance via the on-line registration. Lunch and refreshments will also be provided. Please book early as crèche places are available on a first-come, first-service basis.

Register in advance

Those not able to attend the event can give their views on the development of this community maternity hub via a confidential survey being carried out by Northumbria University.

Take part in the survey at

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