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Maternity Transformation - Better Births

The Local Maternity System (LMS) is a partnership of organisations, women and their families working together to deliver improvements in local maternity services.

We will be working to improve choice and personalisation in our maternity services, ensuring that all women are able to make choices about their maternity care, during pregnancy, birth and postnatally. We will ensure that women have a personalised care plan and are offered continuity of care across all our services.

We will also be focusing on improving safety of maternity care, working to halve the number of stillbirth and neonatal deaths, maternal death and serious brain injuries during birth by 2030 and ensure we are investigating and learning lessons when things go wrong.

Improved Choice for Women

Did you know that as part of the Humber, Coast and Vale LMS you can choose where to have your care and give birth? Within York Trust you can choose York or Scarborough Hospital, or Home Birth for low risk women. There are two other Trusts within the LMS, Hull and East Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire and Goole.

There are different services available in each unit and it may help you to view their websites listed below.

Hull and East Yorkshire - which includes the Fatima Allem birth centre for low risk women

Maternity Services | HEY Hospitals NHS Trust

North Lincolnshire and Goole- Scunthorpe or Grimsby units

Maternity (obstetrics) - Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust | Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust

If you decide you would like to arrange to give birth in one of the other LMS units please ask your Midwife- we can help you arrange this.


Maternity Voices Partnership

York Teaching Hospital maternity services are keen to work in co-production with women to develop maternity services to meet their needs through the Maternity Voices partnership as part of the Local Maternity System for Humber, Coast and Vale (York, Hull, Scarborough, Scunthorpe and Grimsby).  

If you have recently used maternity services in the last two years and would like to contribute or be part of this group then please email Michala Little, Deputy Head of Midwifery michala.little@york.nhs.uk 

Find out more about the work of National Maternity Voices Partnerships

"We will be working to improve choice and personalisation in our maternity services"

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