Princess Alexandra Hospital introduce new maternity triage service

Health / Mon 5th Dec 2022 at 10:27am

A NEW maternity triage service has been introduced at The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust (PAHT) in Harlow.

The new service is available for women and birthing people who are more than 22 weeks pregnant or up until 14 days after the birth of their baby and have pregnancy related concerns.

Giuseppe Labriola, director of midwifery and gynaecology at PAHT, said: “We are pleased to offer this new triage service.

“Our specialist team of midwives are on hand to provide expert care and offer advice 24 hours a day, seven days per week, both at the maternity triage unit and via the telephone helpline. We aim to see people within 15 minutes of arrival for an initial review and assessment.

“It’s so important that women and birthing people with pregnancy related concerns such as abdominal pain, leaking of fluid, or changes in their baby’s movements, can seek the appropriate advice and follow up care as soon as possible. 

“We recommend that women and birthing people contact the maternity triage helpline on 01279 82 7286, before attending the hospital, so that our team can advise accordingly.

“Our amazing team work extremely hard to provide high quality care and experiences for all.” 

The maternity triage service can be found on the lower ground floor, zone A, location A40.

Patients and visitors can view the list of maternity wards, services and contact telephone numbers on the hospital website: www.pah.nhs.uk.

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