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In this section, you can read recent news articles about the maternity department.


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Bumps and Pumps – new support group launched for mums with Type 1 Diabetes

Published: Thursday, 18 January 2018

Ashford and St Peter’s have recently launched a support group for mums, or mums to be, that have Type 1 Diabetes and use an insulin pump. The support group was set up by Jo McBride our Diabetes and Insulin Pump Specialist Nurse and is held in our specialist diabetes centre Stephanie Marks.

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Special visitor to maternity at St Peter’s Hospital

Published: Thursday, 2nd November 2017

On Friday 27th October the maternity team at St. Peter’s Hospital welcomed Gill Walton, recently appointed as the new Chief Executive and General Secretary of the Royal College of Midwifes (RCM).

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A big welcome to the new midwives who have started at the Trust

Published: Friday, 20th October 2017

Lauren Brown, Practice Development Midwife, recently welcomed a group of around 20 new midwives on board at Ashford & St Peter’s (ASPH). She said: “The midwives are dedicated to helping us achieve our 4 P’s “Patients First, Personal Responsibility, Passion for Excellence and Pride in our Team. I look forward to watching them develop their careers at our hospitals”.

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A mum, baby and midwife reunion

Published: Thursday, 11th May 2017

Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust marked this year’s International Day of the Midwife by reuniting mums who had their babies at St Peter’s Hospital with the Midwives who helped deliver them. The Abbey Wing at St Peter’s hospital played host to the event last week which saw mums and midwives mingling and discussing life pre and post maternity.

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Head midwife at Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospitals makes pledge to care for colleagues

Published: Monday, 5 December 2016

Jane Urben, Divisional Chief Midwife for Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospitals, has signed the Royal College of Midwives’ (RCM) ‘Caring for You’ charter, which is a commitment to improve the health, safety and wellbeing of her team of midwives, student midwives and maternity assistants at work.

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New SAFE test introduced for pregnant women

Published: Monday, 25 July 2016

The maternity unit at St Peter’s Hospital is offering a new, non-invasive prenatal test, known as ‘SAFE’, to evaluate with remarkable accuracy whether a pregnancy is at risk of certain chromosomal conditions, such as Down’s syndrome.

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Celebrating International Nurses Day

Published: Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Making a mark on International Nurses Day, Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust celebrated their fabulous nursing and midwifery staff, by conducting their very own special event - ‘Pride in Nursing and Midwifery Day’ - with over 140 people attending.

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‘Pretend mum’ helps maternity team practice for emergencies

Published: Tuesday, 17 May 2016

The maternity department at Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has been awarded a £30,000 government grant to buy a new life-like birthing simulator called SimMom. The realistic mannequin has accurate anatomy and functionality, complete with a ‘bump’ and a birthing baby inside, so the team can practice different labour and birth scenarios.