Some additional facts, links, hints and tips which we hope you will find useful:
- The Princess Elizabeth Hospital, Maternity Services are committed to the engagement of its services users & their families, stakeholders and community.
- To this end we are making a commitment to provide statistics in relation to our Maternity Unit and the services that we provide.The first set of data that we are making available is in relation to Registered Births for 2015:It is our intention to provide these statistics on an annual basis with a year on year comparison.
Registered Births 2015 Total Number of Registered Births for 2015: 586 Type of Delivery Percentage Spontaneous Delivery 55% Instrumental Deliveries 14% Caesarean Section 30.50% Elective 11% Emergency 19.50% Assisted Breach 0.50% Total Percentage 100%
- We are also working to provide additional statistics throughout the year in relation to areas such as Breastfeeding, Induction rates & Maternity Friends & Family Test
Friends of Loveridge
- The Friends of Loveridge is dedicated to raising funds to buy equipment for Loveridge Maternity Ward and assist in helping to improve the facilities for all new parents to use. We are committed to helping women birth in an environment that is peaceful and comforting during their labour and birth. There is no greater life event than the birth of a new family member. As we welcome the new generation into life and into Guernsey, let us make that transition from bump to baby, from pregnancy to parents as smooth, enjoyable and comforting as we can.
- To donate click here or alternatively you can make a payment by BACS to Friends of Loveridge, sort code 30-93-73, Account No - 28405860
- Why not join our Facebook community Friends of Loveridge to keep in touch with any fundraising events and updates
- HOW TO DONATE - ONLINE at http://www.gofundme.com/betterbirthGSY
- ONLINE BANKING - our account is Friends of Loveridge sort code 30-93-73 account 28405860
- BY POST - cheques payable to Friends of Loveridge, please PM me for our address.
- Thank you for your support
Maternity Services Liason Committee
- The MSLC is a dedicated committee made up of local user representatives and health professionals, advising and working with The Committee for Health & Social Care on the care provided to women, their partners and their babies, during pregnancy, birth and in the weeks after the baby's arrival. Our role is to ensure that The Committee for Health & Social Care listens to and takes account of the views and experiences of people who use our maternity services.
- To give your feedback and ideas you can join the Guernsey MSLC Facebook group Guernsey MSLC or if you are interested in becoming a local service user representative you can contact Jo Gould via email at guernseyMSLC@hotmail.com
Dads to be and Birthing Partners
Support for Families who have lost a baby
- Losing a baby at any stage of pregnancy is heart-breaking, here at the Princess Elizabeth Hospital we wish to offer you our sincere condolences on the death of your baby/babies. Every parents experience is very individual and their circumstances are different, but the death of a baby is a very distressing experience and one that is generally unexpected. Losing a baby brings grief that is much deeper than you may have ever experienced before and can last much longer that most people expect. There is no time limit to grief, so take it one day at a time. We have a dedicated Bereavement Midwife but all of our Midwives are trained in Bereavement care, so they can support you through your labour and birth.
- If you wish, you may have contact with our Bereavement Midwife throughout your stay whilst in hospital. She is here to offer you, your partner/husband and family emotional support following your loss. She is also here for additional support for the midwives. Emotional support, practical guidance and information on all funeral options are also available to you. There is also the opportunity for the Bereavement Midwife to come out and see you at home, alongside the community midwives. She will also liaise with other healthcare professionals relating to your ongoing care on your behalf.
- Bereavement Midwife - Shelley Blake
- Support is also available from:
- Guernsey Sands (Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Society) is part of a nationwide network of local groups to provide emotional support, practical help and care to anyone affected by the death of a baby during pregnancy, at birth of shortly afterwards. Tel: +44 (0) 7911 715973, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Web: http://www.guernseysands.org.gg/
- The Guernsey Bereavement Service provides emotional support to adults (over 16 years of age) who are struggling to cope with a significant loss, usually, but not always a death. This support can take the form of one-to-one, group or telephone support. Tel - 257778, Email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org, Web: www.guernseybereavementservice.com