Our community midwifery teams provide holistic ante-natal and post-natal care to East Durham, Hartlepool and Stockton areas.
Our teams provide women-centred care across three locations. Peterlee (PCH), Hartlepool (UHH) Rowan Suite and Stockton (Endurance House). The team consists of specialist lead midwives, community midwives, maternity assistants and admin.
Community midwifery leads
- Anne Marie Collighan, senior clinical matron
- Helen Green, specialist lead midwife
- Anita Scott, continuity care team
Each midwife carries a caseload aligned to a Geographical location which is delivered out of the bases currently, with plans to expand to the Community Hubs.
Our community midwifery team provide the following service:
- Booking appointments
- Ante Natal Care
- Ante Natal Parent Education classes
- Post Natal Care in the home
- Post Natal clinic from bases
Our maternity assistants are pivotal in delivering all the Public Health messages and support:
- Breastfeeding support
- Smoking cessation
- Flu vaccination
- Mental health support
- Home assessments
The Teams provide ante-natal education out of childrens hubs in partnership with the children centre staff, offering face to face sessions in the evenings.
These sessions cover topics such as introduction to children centre services, labour, pain relief and breastfeeding.
Your baby’s health and development – support after birth
Your community midwife or health visitor will give you the opportunity to have regular health and development reviews (health visitor checks) until your baby is two years of age.
The reviews are to support you and your baby to ensure their development is on track. Usually done by a health visitor or a member of their team and will be done in your home or at a GP Surgery, baby clinic or children’s centre.
Should you need to contact your community midwife with a non-urgent question our teams are here to support you.