30 January 2019

Improvement shown in Trust’s maternity services

A national survey on maternity services undertaken on behalf of the Care Quality Commission (CQC), has found that maternity care at East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust has improved across a number of areas.

The CQC surveyed 111 women who had given birth at ESHT in January and February 2018 and compared their experiences of care and treatment.

Twenty one questions showed an improvement or remained the same, when compared to the same survey undertaken in 2017 and one question showed a significant improvement: A midwife telling women they need to arrange a postnatal check-up with their GP.

Emma Chambers, Assistant Director of Nursing and Head of Midwifery at ESHT said: “We love to receive feedback from the women who use our services. We are pleased this survey shows we have made improvement in some areas but we recognise we still need to make improvements. This will be helped with the additional midwives we have recruited since this survey was undertaken and our commitment to further increase the midwifery workforce. Our maternity team are very proud of the service we offer and we will use this feedback to develop and enhance the service we offer local women and their families.”