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Maternity Transformation - Better Births

Maternity and Neonatal Voices Partnerships

Maternity and Neonatal Voices Partnerships came out of the 2016 Better Births report, which focused on improving outcomes for maternity services. A key area of the report was about listening to service users and working together with service providers to implement feedback in the development and delivery of maternity services. 

The MNVP aim to provide local parents with a platform to voice what was good, what wasn’t so good and where we can make improvements to benefit everyone. MNVPs ensure that local women, birthing people, and their family are involved in shaping the future of local maternity services and leading innovation through a co-production model (a model of producing things together such as patient information leaflets). 

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 Bev Waterhouse, Deputy Head of Midwifery, b.waterhouse1@nhs.net.


The Local Maternity and Neonatal System (LMNS) 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 LMNS 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 LMNS, 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.

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