South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust’s maternity services have once again been praised by local mums in a national survey.
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has published results of its 2022 National Maternity Survey.
Between April and August women aged 16 and over who gave birth in the trust’s hospitals in February 2022 were sent a questionnaire about the maternity unit and the care they received.
129 women who accessed maternity care at the trust took part.
Women who responded to the survey said they felt supported through their pregnancy and had confidence and trust in the staff caring for them during their labour and birth.
Results from the survey show maternity services were rated much better than most NHS trusts for one question, better than most for six questions and somewhat better than other trusts for seven questions.
The report shows that the trust
- Listens to mothers during labour and birth and takes any concerns raised seriously
- Provides information during antenatal check-ups to help mothers decide where to have their baby and treats them with respect and dignity
- Gives appropriate information and advice on the risks associated with an induced labour, before mothers are induced
- Provides help and advice about a baby’s health and progress in the six weeks after birth
- Makes sure that mothers are involved in decisions about their postnatal care
Deepika Meneni, clinical director for obstetrics, said: “I would like to say thank to all the mums who took the time to share their feedback through the CQC’s survey.
Becoming a parent is an amazing and exciting experience and we are passionate about providing high quality care throughout this time.
“Feedback from our parents is always incredibly important to us as it allows us to continually develop our services. It is great to hear that our dedicated teams have once again been praised.”