Posted: 22.10.21 at 18:02 by Alexander Greensmith
Bad news for new or expecting mum's in Macclesfield.
With COVID and flu battering our health service, precautions have been taken to protect both mother and baby. This means there will be no regular drop-in sessions for intrapartum and neo natal care in our town.
The sessions would've taken place in-person at Macclesfield District General Hospital on Victoria Road.
The Trust CEO said in a statement:
"You will be aware that the East Cheshire NHS Trust Board remains committed to returning intrapartum and neo natal care to Macclesfield when safe to do so.
"It is with regret that the trust is unable to do this in December 2021.
"This decision has been taken based on a worsening outlook for winter and an early indication that additional staffing would be required for the safe return of maternity services without impacting on other specialities.
"We continue to have the support of our NHS partners including Leighton, Stepping Hill and Wythenshawe hospitals. The provision of local access to antenatal and postnatal care, along with our homebirth service will continue at Macclesfield Hospital and within our community settings.
"We apologise to all those who have been and will be affected by this news and will provide further updates through our Trust Board meetings and here on our website."
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