Maternity Assessment Unit

The maternity assessment unit (MAU) provides care, treatment and support to women experiencing complications during pregnancy and the postnatal period.

The midwifery led MAU team provide individualised care for women attending with problems including raised blood pressure, reduced fetal movements, vaginal bleeding after 12 weeks of pregnancy, pain and any other concerns directed to MAU by the community midwife, GP or through ringing the maternity advice line.

Midwifery practitioners also undertake ultra-sound scanning for women booked in by their community midwife for having a small fundal height (being suspected of being a small baby).

The MAU takes adviceline calls for women during pregnancy (after 12 weeks).

Women can also referred in the postnatal period with problems such as retained products of conception (RPOC), bladder problems and wound infections. The MAU does not care for babies and if you have any worries about your newborn please ring the postnatal ward on 01642 854876.

The MAU is placed on the ground floor of The James Cook University Hospital, accessed via the maternity entrance.

Telephone advice line: 01642 854815
Visiting hours: One personal only to accompany you to MAU please