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Maternity Bid Funding

We have recently received funding from the NHS Litigation Authority in response to a bid to improve patient safely in the maternity unit.

The bids focused on strategies to reduce risks in areas of fetal heart monitoring, antenatal screening, operative complications and perineal tears in the following areas:

Detection of fetal compromise: expansion of the intrapartum electronic documentation system. Extend the ultrasound services for women who are of high risk of fetal compromise or stillbirth.

Antenatal screening: development of a pregnancy app.

Reduction in maternal and neonatal morbidity associated with caesarean section: reduce operative complications performed in second stage of labour by introduction of "fetal pillow" device.

Reduction of obstetric and anal sphincter injuries: introduction of "Episcissors".

Development of an electronic system for patients who either phone or attend Triage: an electronic system to respond and track triages phone calls.