Saint Mary's Hospital provides full maternity care
for women including pre-conceptual counselling, antenatal care,
delivery and postnatal care. This care is provided by
obstetricians (doctors who specialise in the care of pregnant
women) and midwives with areas of expertise in a particular
Although the majority of women we care for are fit and healthy,
we have many specialist clinics to look after women with complex
medical problems. These include clinics caring for women with
diabetes, heart problems, HIV, blood disorders, joint disorders,
kidney problems and high blood pressure, obesity, and also for
women at risk of problems in their babies (fetal medicine,
placental problems and preterm delivery). The teams caring for the
women are multi-disciplinary and include midwives, healthcare
support workers, physiotherapists, anaesthetists, clinical
geneticists and theatre practitioners, to name but a few.
Our Maternity Service is a regional tertiary referral centre for
Genetics and Fetal Medicine and we have a co-located Newborn
Intensive Care Unit (NICU) to care for babies who need additional
support after birth.
The unit includes:
- Antenatal clinic
- Fetal Medicine Unit
- Delivery Unit
- Midwifery Led Unit
- Antenatal Assessment Unit
- 1 antenatal and 2 postnatal wards
- Access to theatres at any given time.
We also provide antenatal out-patient services at Trafford
District General Hospital and Salford Royal Hospital Foundation
Trust as well as a standalone Midwifery Led Unit at Salford.
Our service was featured in the television programme 'The Midwives' shown on BBC2 in 2012