In light of a possible new appeal to build a midwifery led unit here at Hereford County Hospital, I am trying to ascertain some facts to determine how successful a fundraising campaign would be.


Are you about to tell me


  • Do you have an MLU (can you state where it is situated in relation to your maternity dept. please)

Yes – two bedded unit with pools. Co-located off the delivery suite.


  • Should you have an MLU; have you seen an increase in births since the MLU’s introduction and has your C Section rate dropped.

Yes, births have increased but the lower segment Caesarean section (LSCS) rate is unchanged across the service due to the population footprint of high risk women using the services.

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