Working on our Unit
Our facilities are state of the art. Our
care comes straight from the heart.
Here at Saint Mary's Hospital, we recognise that
our success starts with you. As part of Greater Manchester's most
successful NHS Foundation Trust, we benefit from excellent
facilities, an international reputation and a tradition of
innovation. But it is our people that really set us apart.
The empathy, consideration and compassion of our people enables
us to deliver truly specialist care, with respect and dignity at
its core, and with the parents and baby at its heart. This is care
to take pride in. What's more, those values - which underpin
everything we do - were developed with the full involvement of our
Nurses and Midwives. It's no wonder they love what they do.
Our Midwives are passionate about providing kind,
safe and excellent care. They have brilliant communication and
record keeping skills, plus a flexible and resourceful approach.
Whether they are experienced or just starting out, they are all
enthusiastic about growing and progressing.
Join us at Band 5 and you'll discover the best
place to start your career. Ours is a big, broad and busy
environment. But thanks to our well-established preceptorship
programme, you'll soon feel right at home. You will enjoy all the
support and opportunities you need to be the best you can be.
Experienced and dedicated registered Midwives
joining us at Band 6 will benefit from a full induction, ongoing
support for professional development, and excellent opportunities
Clinical rotation is an important part of the
experience at both Band 5 and 6. Gaining experience in every area
of our diverse service, you will maintain existing skills, hone new
ones, and continue to expand your knowledge and abilities.
The range of career opportunities is as wide as you
would expect - from our established Midwifery team delivering care
to low risk women, through to our multi-disciplinary team which
draws on a host of talents to care for women with specialist fetal
and maternal needs.
Based in the centre of Manchester, we are a
well-known centre of excellence with a vibrant and lively working
atmosphere. Perhaps you saw us on BBC2's documentary 'The
We provide full maternity care - from
pre-conceptual counselling through to postnatal outpatient
services. We have a host of specialist clinics for women with
complex medical problems. We also have a co-located Newborn
Intensive Care Unit (NICU) to care for babies who need extra
support including neonatal surgery.
Our facilities include:
- Antenatal clinics provided on three sites
- Fetal Medicine Unit
- Antenatal Assessment Unit
- Delivery Unit including HDU
- Co located Midwifery Led Unit
- A standalone midwife led unit
- Inpatient antenatal and postnatal wards
- Access to theatres at any given time
We are determined to deliver up-to-the-minute care.
Here are just a few of our innovations:
- Successful trial of mobile devices for Community Midwives
- The implementation of electronic diaries for booking caesarean
sections and inductions of labour
- A re-launch of the obstetric website, giving patients better
access to information online
- Consultant 'hot week' ward rounds and 168 consultant presence
on the Delivery Unit
- The strengthening of 'midwifery led care'
- A successful enhanced recovery program
- Integration of adult critical nurses working alongside midwives
on the Delivery Unit
- Our 59 cot NICU is the only provider of neonatal surgery, and
RoP treatment services in Greater Manchester and takes neonatal
referrals from across the North West region
- Established neonatal outreach (community) and inreach
- Nationally recognised for the quality of bereavement
- A thriving parent forum
- We are incredibly proud of our talented Midwives, who won two
of the UK's top Midwifery prizes at the Royal College of Midwives
Annual Midwifery Awards in 2016 .
- Marie Zsigmond, Amanda Lewis and Siobhan O'Neill won the Team
of the Year Award for their project to identify and support
potential victims of trafficking (PVoT). They worked closely with
other agencies including the police, Home Office and social
services. Other initiatives included mandatory training for staff
to recognise the signs of human trafficking to promote networking,
share information, and develop response strategies and
- Midwife Kirsti Redfern won the JOHNSON'S® Mentor of the Year
Award. Midwifery student Shannon Hogan described how Kirsti went
out of her way to ensure that she was placed with women on the unit
whose clinical situation most met her learning needs. Shannon
described Kirsti as selfless and a Midwife who at all times
considered the needs of the woman, while balancing the need for
Shannon to gain the right experience to learn and develop in her
Our invitation to you
Our award-winning team is growing - just like the
birthrate, which has gone up by 2%. Between February 2014 and
January 2015, 9,000 births were recorded. So we're on the lookout
for compassionate Midwives to join us at Bands 5 and 6.
Whatever your level of experience, and whichever
direction you want to take your career, we can promise you this: At
Saint Mary's Hospital, we value our Midwives as much as our
patients. So you can be sure that you'll be fully supported in your
All job vacancies on our unit are advertised on the NHS jobs