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UNICEF UK Baby Friendly Initiative (BFI) GOLD Reaccreditation 2021
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About us

All our facilities are purpose-built, clean and modern with birthing pools available in all the birth centres and on the birth suite. 

Over 6000 women choose to have their babies at East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust (ELHT) each year.   

ELHT’s maternity staff have been praised in the Care Quality Commission (CQC) Maternity Survey 2019. 100% of women who responded to the survey said that they had “confidence and trust” in the staff caring for them during labour and birth. 

We were the first Trust in the world to be awarded the UNICEF Baby Friendly Initiative Gold Standard accreditation in 2017. This means we consistently demonstrate best practice standards around infant feeding and relationship building within maternity services.  

We are committed to providing you with choice: 
  • A choice of how to access your maternity care 
  • A choice around the type of antenatal care you receive 
  • A choice of where you give birth to your baby 
  • A choice around where you receive care after the baby is born 
Your choice of place of birth includes the following: 
  • Homebirth 
  • Stand alone, midwife-led birth centres in Blackburn and Rossendale 
  • Burnley Birth Centre, located next to the main maternity unit in the Lancashire Women and Newborn Centre at Burnley General Teaching Hospital 
  • A Consultant-led birth suite located in the Lancashire Women and Newborn Centre at Burnley General Teaching Hospital 
Our Philosophy of Midwifery Care 

The philosophy of East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust Maternity is to provide a high-quality maternity and neonatal service.

We strive to give safe, personal and effective care at the right time, in the right place, at all times. 

We aim to provide care and services which are evidence based and family centred.  

Safety 

Our maternity services have been assessed by the Care Quality Commission and rated as good in all areas:  Safe, Effective, Caring, Responsive and Well-led.  

 

Where to find us

 

 

Badgernet and Badger Notes

A new way to access your maternity healthcare records, coming soon.

Find out more here.

Birth choices

Feeling your baby move

Screening in maternity

Diabetes in pregnancy

Mother and baby app

Virtual tours

Burnley Birth Centre

Central Birth Suite

Blackburn Birth Centre

Rossendale Birth Centre

Introduction to induction suite/antenatal ward

Discharge home information

Transfer from a birth centre

(Please note that the content of these tours was done a while ago but is still relevant. We will endeavour to update as the pandemic eases)

Terminology

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