Launch of maternity triage system

Posted Wednesday, June 7, 2023 12:41 PM

Launch of maternity triage system

We’ve launched a new maternity triage system for anyone who has pregnancy-related concerns.

Our triage midwives aim to review and assess people within 15 minutes of arrival at a new waiting area at the Sherwood Birthing Unit at King’s Mill Hospital. Care will be prioritised based on the urgency of your symptoms and you will be told if you will be seen immediately, within 15 minutes, within one hour, or within four hours.

The midwife will inform you if any tests need to be done and when and if you need to see a doctor.

This system has been developed in response to national guidance and recommendations, including from the Care Quality Commission (CQC), as well as feedback from service users about waiting times and the quality of the triage journey.

If you have any concerns during your pregnancy or after baby arrives, contact our midwives 24/7 on 01623 676170. Save this number in your phone!

If you have any concerns, always call - never leave any concerns until the next day. Our midwives are here to talk to you and direct you to the support you need 24 hours a day, every day of the year.

This could include:

  • Your unborn baby moving less than usual at any gestation.
  • You think your waters have broken.
  • You have a high temperature/rapid heart rate or feel unwell (pregnancy or postnatal).
  • Any bleeding from the vagina if pregnant or unusually heavy bleeding and/or clots if postnatal.
  • Abdominal (upper or lower tummy) pain.
  • Anything that concerns you and you need reassurance/advice/check.

If you do attend our Maternity Triage, please let our midwives know what you think about the new system.

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