The Chesterfield Royal Hospital has been involved in the launch of another community midwifery base to help families across North East Derbyshire get more convenient access to midwives during and after pregnancy.
The new centre has opened in Clay Cross and is staffed by community midwives and maternity assistants to offer families both antenatal and postnatal care.
People can drop in for advice and support, or book midwife appointments at the base, which is located in the recently refurbished Clay Cross Clinic on High Street.
Open Monday to Friday, it is the fourth facility of its kind to open in Derbyshire, with bases already functioning in Chesterfield, Darley Dale and Staveley.
Chesterfield Royal Hospital’s community midwifery sister, Helen Johnson, has overseen the opening. She said that the team are now looking to open another base in Bolsover in the near future, adding: “These new bases allow community midwives to work in a community setting, offering flexible appointments to women both antenatally and postnatally.
“It makes it more convenient for local women, who can make flexible appointments for themselves, rather than having to wait in the house all day for a midwife to get to them.”
Parent Education classes will also be on offer at the new base at the weekends, and staff at the facility offer telephone advice, as well as face-to-face support”.