Two midwives and baby


Welcome to maternity services at Blackpool Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

Here you'll find more information about our services, how to register your pregnancy, how to find your maternity notes via the BadgerNotes app and much more.

The Trust offers high levels of expertise and excellent standards of care for pregnant women and their families through antenatal, delivery and postnatal care.

The Maternity department delivers a high quality, family focused service, with a seamless approach both locally and in the wider community. Based at Blackpool Victoria Hospital, the department delivers around 3,000 babies every year.

Our services include a fully equipped midwifery-led unit and a separate consultant-led labour ward.  Our midwifery-led unit offers a home-from-home environment with the focus on normal birth. There are four birthing suites, two with birthing pools, and the atmosphere is relaxed and family centred. The unit is for low-risk mums-to-be and has the advantage of full hospital facilities just next door.

The consultant-led unit has is a dedicated operating theatre, an antenatal/postnatal ward, several spacious delivery rooms, a family room and a water birthing pool. There is also an Early Pregnancy Foetal Assessment Unit run for women with specific pregnancy problems.

As well as hospital-based midwives, there are also several teams of midwives rotating between the hospital and providing community services for women across Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre.

We work closely with the Neonatal Unit and Children's Services.

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  • Every pregnant woman will be able to exercise choice as to the type of care she receives. We will take fully into account the wishes of the mother in accordance with her clinical needs and those of her baby
  • All mothers will have a named Midwife at every stage of her pregnancy. The relationship between the mother and her care-givers is recognised as being fundamentally important
  • All mothers will be treated as individuals and with courtesy. We will respect personal, cultural and religious beliefs and maintain confidentiality
  • The services we offer are based on sound clinical, professional and managerial practices. Our services will be delivered by staff who are suitably trained and qualified
  • All mothers will be kept well informed and we will work in partnership with them
  • All problems will be discussed with goodwill and promptness by our staff. Our services will be monitored and any problems or concerns will be dealt with speedily.

The service offered will be to a defined standard which is regularly monitored and evaluated. This will ensure that the health services provided are consistently of the highest quality.