Obstetric Critical Care Team

The obstetric critical care team at South Tees is a highly trained and experienced team carefully selected to provide highest quality care to women that are critically ill during pregnancy or childbirth. Established in 1999 the team is one of the first in the UK

Who we are

The critical care midwifery team is a team of 11 midwives who have undertaken a university module in critical care and have attained competency based clinical assessments. They work closely with a dedicated critical care obstetric consultant, anaesthetists and the Intensive care team.

What we do

Our aim is to ensure the best possible outcomes for women and babies when mothers are ill during pregnancy, delivery and post natally through evidence- based practice, and provide compassionate and consistent team oriented care. The wishes of women and families will always be taken into consideration.

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In most cases pregnancy and childbirth goes well for women. In some cases it doesn’t. A small but growing minority have the potential to become critically ill. Some women develop very high blood pressure, Pre-eclampsia, severe infection (sepsis), massive post-partum haemorrhage, clots in the lung (pulmonary embolism). Additionally some women may have pre-existing heart, kidney, respiratory diseases or other conditions.

Our vision

  • Providing the highest standard quality carePic 003
  • Working in partnership with women and families
  • Ensuring the critically ill women receives appropriate obstetric & midwifery care.
  • Working in partnership with other members of the multidisciplinary team
  • Providing support and guidance to junior staff

Contact us

Call the switch board on 01642 850850 and ask for central delivery suite