Welcome to Salisbury Hospital Maternity Unit
Whether you are expecting a baby or thinking of starting a family, we are delighted that you are considering Salisbury for your care.
We are a small, professional and friendly team currently supporting approximately 2500 mothers per year.
Our team of caring midwives and experienced specialist doctors (obstetricians) supported by the team from the Neonatal Unit and other healthcare professionals from across the hospital provide you with comprehensive high quality care.
Our aim is for you to have a safe and fully informed pregnancy and birth experience, resulting in a healthy mother and baby.
We like to offer parents a choice of where they give birth. As midwives our priority is to provide high quality care and to promote normal birth. This can be in the Maternity Unit or at home.
Our approach is to be partners in care with all who access the Salisbury maternity service, both within the community and at the hospital and encourage parents to tell us about their needs and expectations. We always involve the parents in any decisions made, keeping you fully informed and involved in your care and supporting you to make the right decisions for you and your baby.
Fiona Coker (Head of Maternity & Neonatal Services)
The Salisbury Maternity Unit is located in Salisbury District Hospital, Odstock Road, Salisbury. SP2 8BJ
Our Unit comprises:
- Antenatal Clinic and Day Assessment Unit
- Labour Ward
- Postnatal Ward
- Neonatal Unit – for babies requiring specialised care
A supervisor is always available to provide support, advice and guidance to mothers, families and midwives. Mothers may contact us to talk about the standard of care they have received or to discuss if they have not felt supported. Midwives may contact us for professional advice and guidance.
Supervisor of Midwives on call: Salisbury District Hospital via switchboard 01722 336262
BANES, Swindon and Wiltshire Maternity System
The joint Governing Bodies of Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Groups (BSW CCGs) have approved a proposal to improve and modernise maternity services across the region. This includes the creation of an Alongside Midwifery Unit at Salisbury District Hospital.
The decision follows a three-year period of engagement and consultation with more than 4,000 mums, families, staff and partners in the community to develop a new vision for maternity services, proposals for change and final recommendations.
The proposal was developed to better meet the needs and choices of women and families across the whole of Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire. These changes will mean more equal access to choice for women about where to have their babies, a more effective use of resources, a better supported homebirth service and enhanced antenatal and postnatal care. Further information, reports and documents are available on the Transforming Maternity Services website - http://www.transformingmaternity.org.uk