09 February 2016
St Michael’s Hospital maternity services ranked top in the country
St Michael's Hospital maternity services have been ranked top in
the country in the CQC Maternity Survey 2015.
The CQC Maternity Survey compared the maternity services of 133
acute trusts across the country, with patient feedback that covered
core categories of the service; before, during and after birth.
From those results St Michael's Hospital scored better than
expected on 53% of the questions asked, ranking the service joint
top in the country.
Ian Barrington, divisional director of women's and children's
services, said: "We are delighted to be ranked top in the country
by the results of the CQC Maternity Survey. This is a fantastic
achievement for the Trust and a true reflection of the exceptional
service our midwives and staff provide at St Michaels, as well as
the positive experience our patients receive. The Trust likes to
take all patient feedback on board, and we strive to continue to
improve areas in the department that are not yet ranked better than
"We believe the addition of our midwifery-led-unit onsite, which
is a beautiful home from home environment, has improved women's
experiences of giving birth, as well as the work we are doing on
our postnatal ward for women having induction."
Sarah Windfeld, head of midwifery at St Michael's Hospital,
said: "This is an outstanding result for the service and all those
involved. We would like to thank those of our patients who
responded to the survey as this feedback is vital to ensuring the
department continues to improve.
"The Maternity service wants to continually improve the service
it offers to women and families, therefore it will be shortly
piloting the use of family rooms on the post-natal wards to allow
partners to stay overnight where this can be accommodated."
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