Your Maternity Journey matters to us

At Tameside and Glossop, we pride ourselves on providing the highest quality maternity care, which is personalised, safe and specific to your individual needs.

Direct to Midwife Access

It is important that you access midwifery services on confirmation of your pregnancy.

Appointments can be made via your GP receptionist.

You do not need to see a GP to confirm your pregnancy prior to booking in to see a midwife.

New to the area? Don’t currently have a GP? Please ring the midwives on 0161 922 6159 to arrange an appointment.

Once you have seen your midwife and discussed your birth plan the midwife will make an appointment for your first ultrasound scan.

Where to have your baby?

This information explains the options available to you regarding where you can give birth to your baby. It is important that you are aware of the services offered so you can make an informed decision regarding your choice of place of birth and birth plan.

Tameside Maternity Unit offers the following options for place of birth:

Midwife Led setting: Home birth service, Midwifery Led Care

Obstetric Led Setting: Central Delivery Suite

Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care contact:

Maternity Triage: 0161 922 6175

COVID-19 Helpline: 07585 124 955

Contact details Tameside:

Community Midwife Office: 0161 922 6159

Antenatal Clinic: 0161 922 6171

Labour Ward: 0161 922 6172/6172

Tour of the unit– This is provided as part of the parent education session and can be booked directly by ringing labour ward. If you do not wish to attend patent education can simply go on the tour.

Specialist Services

  • Dedicated 24 hour home birth service
  • 24 hour Midwifery Led Care
  • Specialist Stop Smoking Midwife
  • Enhanced Midwifery Service which offers case holding and additional support for women with additional requirements e.g.: mental health issues, learning disabilities, substance misuse etc.
  • Specialist consultant, Multi-disciplinary/clinics: Diabetes, Raised BMI, Mental Health and Wellbeing, Twins, Substance misuse etc.
  • Specialist Diabetic midwife
  • Maternity Triage/Assessment unit
  • Neonatal unit
  • Community Midwifery Service
  • Parent Education Programme

Young Parent Midwife

  • Debrief Service
  • Specialist Screening Midwife
  • Midwife sonographer and third trimester scan
  • Tongue tie (Frenulotomy) Clinic
  • 24 hour consultant care cover
  • Home start breastfeeding support
  • Infant feeding team Monthly home birth workshop
  • Pathway for parents with learning disabilities
  • MAMA pathway (prevention of alcohol exposed pregnancies)

Contact Us

Fountain St, Ashton-under-Lyne
OL6 9RW

0161 922 6000 https://www.tamesidehospital.nhs.uk/ Go to Website