Our maternity services are provided by a multi-professional team.
You may receive care from midwives, obstetricians, maternity care/healthcare assistants, sonographers, paediatricians and anaesthetists, to name but a few. These professionals are based in the hospital and in the community and will provide you and your baby with the care that you need throughout your experience. Find out more about who they are and what they do:
- The senior management team ensure the strategic direction of our service, and also that policies and process are implemented to a high standard.
- Chief Secretary -Mark de Garis
- Medical Director - Peter Rabey
- Chief Nurse - Juliet Beal
- Director of Hospital Services - Jan Coleman
- Divisional Manager for Maternity & Childrens Hospital Services/Head of Midwifery - Elaine Torrance
- Consultant Midwife - Alex Hawkins Drew
- Midwifery Matron - Annabel Nicholas
- Operations Manager - Hazel Seymour
- Our Midwives are your first point of contract within our maternity service and strive to deliver safe evidence based quality care at all times. They are the lead professionals who will care for all women who are healthy with uncomplicated pregnancies. If the pregnancy becomes complex the midwives will be the key co-ordinators of the care delivered by a multi-disciplinary team. They work closely with other professionals such as GP's, Obstetricians, health visitors and social workers to enable our service users to access the care and support they need.
Maternity Care & Healthcare Assistants
- Maternity care assistants (MCA) and Health Care Assistants (HCA's) working at the Princess Elizabeth Hospital help the midwives and other members of the team responsible for looking after women who are pregnant, as well as during and after the birth of their babies.
- This includes:
- Accompanying women to other clinical departments under the direction of a midwife
- Visiting women at home before and after the birth of their babies
- Providing breastfeeding support
- In addition, they ensure that women and their families are as comfortable as possible and help out wherever needed. This includes preventing the spread of infection by:
- promoting effective hand washing among patients, visitors and other staff
- ensuring that patient and staff areas are kept clean as required
- The Community midwifery team are Midwives, Maternity Care & Health Care Assistants and an Administrator. Based at Lukis House, they are assigned to parishes to make visits to our women and run antenatal clinics at the hospital for all women in their pregnancy whether or not they are also being seen by an obstetrician. They are responsible for the Great Expectations parent craft classes and also the Bosom Buddies breast feeding support group.
- They also continue the care for all women once discharged from hospital, with the first visit usually taking place the day after you have left hospital.
- The Community midwives can be contacted on 707682
- If you have a medical condition or develop a complication during your pregnancy then your care will either be led by an Obstetric Consultant or they will play a role in your care in collaboration with the lead midwife.
- Obstetric Consultants are trained in the field of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, fully accredited by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) and specialise in the case of women with normal and problem pregnancies.
- To find out more about our Obstetric Consultants click here