Peel Health Campus has a first class maternity service, says local midwife
Sep 25, 2018
According to midwife Samantha Jackman, Peel Health Campus (PHC) offers a first class maternity service …and she should know
The experienced midwife has helped deliver more than 1,000 babies in the past decade and has worked at a number of hospitals in the United Kingdom, including St Michael’s, which is regarded by many as one of the UK’s leading maternity hospitals.
“I wouldn’t work anywhere else,” Sam said about Peel Health Campus.
Sam says her recent experience as a maternity patient has only strengthened her view that the hospital offers quality maternity services.
Sam gave birth to baby Max at PHC on 7 August 2018 – the same day Australia’s population reached 25 million people, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
“I’ve had the whole experience now,” she said. “I think experiencing pregnancy first-hand, child birth and the special period that follows is going to help me relate even more to women and their partners.”
Before starting at PHC in early 2014, Sam worked as a registered midwife in risk management at Hampshire hospitals.
At Bristol’s busy maternity hospital, St Michael’s, she worked on the labour ward and also as the coordinator of the postnatal ward.
“One of Peel Health Campus’ unique qualities is the culture,” Sam said.
“All the staff – whether they are midwives, obsetricians, nurses, paediatricians, theatre staff or volunteers – get on very well.
“We are like one big family,” she said.
The hospital has three fully equipped birthing rooms, each with multifunctional birthing beds and large ensuites, seven two bedded rooms with ensuite facilities and six single rooms.
Women have access to ultrasound services in the antenatal clinic, onsite laboratory and radiology services, 24/7 obstetric, paediatric, anaesthetics and theatre cover for patients requiring elective or emergency caesareans.