Reshaping the way maternity services are delivered
We are rolling out a new way of working that will enable the same midwives to care for mums-to-be before, during and after their baby’s birth.
The continuity of carer initiative will see a small team of midwives following pregnant women through every step of their journey, building strong relationships with them and their families and providing seamless support from booking through to labour and postnatal care. This means women will always have a midwife who they know and trust, rather than seeing a different face every appointment.
First to benefit from the new scheme will be Middlesbrough mums-to-be registered with GP surgeries in the TS3 postcode area. The new model will then be gradually rolled out across South Tees, Hambleton and Richmondshire, to benefit all local mums-to-be.