We’re working together in Birmingham and Solihull to ensure every baby has the best possible start in life. As one of two local maternity providers we are proud to be part of the Birmingham and Solihull United Maternity and Newborn Partnership (Bump), alongside other NHS organisations, the two local authorities and voluntary organisations, united by our vision for our local maternity system where:
Every woman will be empowered to access consistent, world-class and holistic care right for them, their baby and their family
Every year, Birmingham and Solihull welcome more than 18,500 babies, and we know that the numbers of babies born are likely to increase over the next few years. Our population is also very diverse, with many factors impacting the support mums and babies require at different stages of their pregnancy journey. Ensuring we are able to not only meet the needs of every woman, baby and family but also exceed those needs, is why we have set out to form a local maternity system, where there are no organisational barriers to care, recognising our efforts and resources are best spent together.
What can you expect from Bump?
We’re still working through our plans for our local maternity system for Birmingham and Solihull, which will begin to take shape from 1 April 2018. We aim to make some real differences to the way we organise and deliver our services to achieve better outcomes for women, babies and families.
We’re working on:
- How you access our maternity services and other services provided by our partners
- Ensuring you have the information you need at every stage of your pregnancy journey to feel prepared, supported and empowered to make the choices that are right for you and your family
- Strengthening the relationship you have with your healthcare professionals. We know that seeing the same midwife or health professional throughout has many benefits for both you and your baby
- Standardising the care guidelines across our different locations, so you can be confident that the care you receive is the very best, for both you and your baby, wherever you choose to access it
- The way we govern and plan our services as a system, not just as individual hospitals, to ensure we can meet your healthcare needs now and in the future
To find out more about Bump, including how you can get involved, visit the Bump website.