Maternity service changes at Macclesfield Hospital – March 2020

Please note that in order to meet pressures relating to coronavirus and free up theatre staff, births are being temporarily relocated from Macclesfield Hospital to neighbouring maternity units as a safety measure.

The measure is necessary because East Cheshire NHS Trust, which runs the hospital, has a small numbers of anaesthetists who would be unable to provide cover both for maternity-related procedures such as emergency caesarian sections and an expected rise in patients being treated for COVID-19.  

Any women due to give birth at the hospital from Wednesday March 25th 2020 onwards will instead deliver at one of our partner trusts close to their home.

Women should have been contacted by their midwife but if anyone has not or has any urgent queries or concerns, including relating to the onset of labour please contact one of the following:

  • For Stepping Hill Hospital Labour Ward:0161 419 5551
  • For Royal Stoke Hospital Labour Ward: 01782 672333
  • For Leighton Hospital Labour Ward: 01270 612144
  • For Wythenshawe Hospital Labour Ward: 0161 291 2762

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East Cheshire NHS Trust’s Maternity services offer a team approach to midwifery care with the aim of providing continuous support and continuity of care. It offers the opportunity to book directly with the midwifery team that is linked to your local area and to continue with that team throughout your pregnancy journey. Our philosophy of care demonstrates a mother, partner and baby centered maternity service, which is designed to meet individual needs and wishes throughout pregnancy, childbirth and the early days of parenthood.

Booking Details: Self-referral to our First Point of Contact team via email or telephone

Please click on the link for further information: www.eastcheshire.nhs.uk/Our-Services/Antenatal.htm

Place of Birth:

Midwife led Setting: Home or Alongside Birth Centre

Obstetric led Setting: Maternity Unit, Macclesfield District General Hospital

One-to-one care in labour, ensuite facilities and birthing pools available in all settings

Car Parking: On-site parking at Macclesfield District Hospital, charges apply

Visiting: 9.00am – 11.00pm – Partners only; 3.00pm – 4.00pm – Maximum three visitors only; 7.00pm – 8.00pm – Maximum three visitors only

Specialist Services

  • Early Pregnancy Assessment Unit
  • First Point of Contact Service for earlier access to Maternity Services
  • Team midwifery service
  • 24 hour Consultant Obstetric care in pregnancy and birth
  • Antenatal Day Unit
  • Maternity Triage
  • Specialist midwifery support for vulnerable families
  • Smoking Cessation support
  • Midwife led Antenatal Clinics
  • Fit for Birth clinic
  • VBAC clinic (Vaginal Birth following Caesarean Section)
  • Birth Choices clinic
  • Home Birth Service
  • Designated maternity theatre
  • Parent Education Programme (Community and Hospital settings)
  • Diabetes services
  • Anaesthetic clinic
  • Yoga classes (fee applies)
  • Hypnobirthing (fee applies)
  • Neonatal Special Care Unit
  • Dedicated Tongue Tie Clinic
  • Listening and Support Service following pregnancy loss
  • Enhanced Midwifery Service (fee applies) Post-natal community clinic
  • Breast feeding lead Midwife, UNICEF BFI accredited

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