Babies safe in maternity unit

NewYearTwins'Ashley and Charlotte Lee with twins Toby (left) and Poppy (right), who were born on New Year's Day.'Neonatal unit, MKGH''MPMC  WK01  M11
NewYearTwins'Ashley and Charlotte Lee with twins Toby (left) and Poppy (right), who were born on New Year's Day.'Neonatal unit, MKGH''MPMC WK01 M11

THE maternity unit at Milton Keynes Hospital has been given a huge boost by the Maternity Services Board this week.

The ward was given 12 restrictions following the deaths of two babies in 2009.

NewYearTwins'Ashley and Charlotte Lee with twins Toby (left) and Poppy (right), who were born on New Year's Day.'Neonatal unit, MKGH''MPMC  WK01  M11

NewYearTwins'Ashley and Charlotte Lee with twins Toby (left) and Poppy (right), who were born on New Year's Day.'Neonatal unit, MKGH''MPMC WK01 M11

But now all but three of those restrictions have been overcome, and evidence of the final three has been submitted ahead of February’s deadline.

The Maternity Services Board has investigated hospitals across the country to establish best practice, and believe that Milton Keynes General can be trusted by expectant mothers, and announced its findings at a public meeting on Monday.

John Oates, from the Maternity Services Board said: “I think mothers can be reassured that the quality of care in Milton Keynes is really up to national standard.”

Tony Halton, Director of Nursing at Milton Keynes General, said: “It is important for local women to know they will be getting the care and good service in Milton Keynes, and this will attract midwives to the hospital.

Cheque presentation of �1000 from MK & Bletchley Lions Club to Mk hospital neonatal unit''Louvain Allen , Andrew Allen,  Solveis Bruce-Stupples & Martin Chapman (president)''wk42  M9

Cheque presentation of �1000 from MK & Bletchley Lions Club to Mk hospital neonatal unit''Louvain Allen , Andrew Allen, Solveis Bruce-Stupples & Martin Chapman (president)''wk42 M9

“The panel’s findings show that we are performing well, which is good news for patients, and also for the midwives and doctors who have been working so hard to make the improvements.

“We’ve found that one of the things making the biggest impact to women is offering one-to-one care in labour. We have been giving this unique service since April and it is making a big difference.”