Case Number 3442
Request Date 17/01/2014
Completion Date 27/01/2014

 

Details of the Request

  1. How many maternity wards under your management have facilities for partners to stay overnight with the mother at the hospital during and/or after the birth of their child?
     
  2. What proportion of maternity wards under your management have facilities for partners to stay overnight with the mother at the hospital during and/or after the birth of their child?
     
  3. How many maternity services under your management have flexible visiting times for partners to visit the mother after birth?
     
  4. What proportion of maternity services under your management have flexible visiting times for partners to visit the mother after birth?
     
  5. How many expectant fathers attended NHS-run or NHS-commissioned antenatal classes at hospitals, healthcare centres or through health visitors under your management in 2013 (or for the last year for which records are available)?
     
  6. What proportion of expectant fathers attended NHS-run or NHS-commissioned antenatal classes at hospitals, healthcare centres or through health visitors under your management in 2013 (or for the last for which year records are available)?

 

Details of the Response

1. How many maternity wards under your management have facilities for partners to stay overnight with the mother at the hospital during and/or after the birth of their child?

Partners can stay overnight in our labour ward area and bereavement suite. Partners cannot stay overnight on our postnatal ward in the main 6 bedded bay areas due to privacy and noise. Women are surveyed about this and have preferred not to have partners staying on the postnatal bays. Partners can stay in our side rooms with partner if there is a need and this has been agreed with the ward Lead Midwife.

 

2.What proportion of maternity wards under your management have facilities for partners to stay overnight with the mother at the hospital during and/or after the birth of their child?

As above

 

3.How many maternity services under your management have flexible visiting times for partners to visit the mother after birth?

All areas have flexible visiting for partners.

 

4.What proportion of maternity services under your management have flexible visiting times for partners to visit the mother after birth?

As above: 100%

 

5.How many expectant fathers attended NHS-run or NHS-commissioned antenatal classes at hospitals, healthcare centres or through health visitors under your management in 2013 (or for the last year for which records are available)?

All parent education classes are available to partners. We do not specifically record who attends with the woman as this can be partner, mother, sister or friend.

 

6.What proportion of expectant fathers attended NHS-run or NHS-commissioned antenatal classes at hospitals, healthcare centres or through health visitors under your management in 2013 (or for the last for which year records are available)?

As above