Industrial Action

Image used on the website Industrial Action by Junior Doctors between 24 and 28 February 2024
Junior Doctors will strike from 7am on Saturday 24 February until 11.59pm on Wednesday 28 February. Action is likely to cause long waits in Emergency Departments.
If it’s not a life-threatening emergency, get the help you need via:
• 111.nhs.uk can support you at home or direct you to the best service for you
• Your pharmacy can help with over the counter medicines, emergency contraception and minor illnesses
• Mental health support, please contact 0800 448 0828
• Corby Urgent Care Centre can help treat lacerations, cuts, sprains, trains, minor burns and wounds
• For medical attention please contact your GP practice as normal.

Maternity Services

Book your new pregnancy with the Midwifery Team

To book your new pregnancy with the Midwifery Team please contact the team below depending on where your GP is based. If leaving a voicemail please leave your full name, date of birth and contact number. We aim to come back to you within a week. A midwife will arrange a booking appointment with you.
Wellingborough and East Northants Team
(Wellingborough, Earls Barton, Wollaston, Bozeat, Rushden, Thrapston, Raunds, Higham Ferrers, Irthlingborough)
 
Telephone: 0300 027 2255
Kettering Team
(Kettering, Finedon, Burton Latimer, Mawsley, Desborough, Rothwell)
 
Telephone: 01536 492889
Corby Team
(Corby, Oundle, Market Harborough)
 
Telephone: 01536 494101

Visiting our Maternity Services

  • Visiting is between 8am-8pm for birth partners and siblings and 3pm-8pm for two other visitors on Rowan Ward.
  • Two birthing partners can accompany you whilst in labour.
  • For pregnant people - your birth partner can accompany you to all your appointments including your scans, however children are unable to attend.
If a visitor or support partner has a positive test or are displaying symptoms of COVID they are asked to remain at home. Please continue to use hand gels or wash hands, as appropriate. If you have any concerns, please speak to your midwife.
 
Guidance is subject to change depending on local levels of COVID infections.

Changes to the way we are working during Coronavirus

As a consequence of COVID we have needed to implement some changes to the way we are working, and how we provide your care to you, in order to keep you, other families and our staff as safe as possible. Please be assured that the safety of you and your baby is of paramount importance to us, and therefore all changes have been made after reviewing the best and most recent guidance from Public Health England and the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists.
 
All members of the maternity services team within the community and the hospital are keeping their knowledge regarding guidance for pregnancy care very current, so if you have any questions about your care, please discuss them with your midwife or obstetrician.
 
It remains really important that if you have any concerns during your pregnancy (such as stomach pains, bleeding, reduced/changed movements) you don’t hesitate in contacting our Delivery Suite. You should also contact the Delivery Suite if you feel your labour has started. The midwives will be able to guide you as to when to come into hospital.
 
We understand that you may be worried about the impact of coronavirus on your pregnancy and your access to healthcare and have therefore provided information videos relating to aspects of your pregnancy and birth to enhance the information verbally provided to you by the midwifery team.

Useful Information

Maternity Unit Tour (YouTube Video)
Don't wait to see how you feel tomorrow (YouTube Video) - If you feel something isn't right please contact your midwife, don't wait to see how you feel tomorrow.