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Bristol hospital maternity services ranked top in UK

CQC Maternity Survey compared the maternity services of 133 acute trusts. Credit: Dominic Lipinski / PA

St Michael’s Hospital maternity services have been ranked top in the country.

A new survey compared the maternity services of 133 acute trusts across the country, with patient feedback that covered the service offered before, during and after birth.

From results gathered by the Care Quality Commission, St Michael’s Hospital in Bristol scored better than expected on 53% of the questions asked, ranking the service joint top in the country.

The hospital believe its midwifery-led-unit described as a 'home from home environment', has improved women’s experiences of giving birth.

This is an outstanding result for the service and all those involved.

The Maternity service wants to continually improve the service it offers to women and families, therefore it will be shortly piloting the use of family rooms on the post-natal wards to allow partners to stay overnight where this can be accommodated.

– Sarah Windfeld, head of midwifery at St Michael’s