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Burton Albion FC offer space for NHS to support expectant and new mums

Burton Albion FC are making one of the suites at the Pirelli Stadium available for midwives at University Hospitals of Derby and Burton (UHDB) to offer expectant and new mums care closer to their homes.

The facility will allow community midwives to offer patients antenatal and post-natal care from Monday to Friday at the ground.

Burton Albion makes stadium suite available for UHDB midwives. Credit: Burton Albion FC.

Midwives will be able to conduct antenatal checks for pregnant women and provide post-natal support, including heel prick tests (a type of blood test for newborn babies to check for a variety of rare genetic problems), for new parents.

Having this additional location in the centre of Burton will allow us to see more of our expectant and new mums closer to their homes and offer them the antenatal and post-natal care that they need, so we’d like to say a huge thank you to Burton Albion for their support.

– Andrea Smith, Senior Community Midwife

Matt Hancock who is Head of Community at Burton Albion Community Trust spoke to ITV Central about the service that the club has offered.

The club staff are now working remotely from home during the COVID-19 outbreak and have donated the facility to the UHDB Trust until the foreseeable future.

Fleur Robinson, the Burton Albion Commercial Director, said: “We are proud and honoured to be able to provide our facilities to the Community Midwives at Queen’s Hospital Burton, to help support them in their vital work helping mothers and babies."

Our focus at Burton Albion Football Club has always been finding ways in which we can help our community, both as a club and with our Community Trust.

– Fleur Robinson, Burton Albion Commercial Director

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