Fifteen Steps for Maternity at Northampton General Hospital
Together with Northamptonshire Maternity Voices Partnership, we carried out a 15 Steps Maternity Visit across both hospital trusts in Northamptonshire – Northampton General Hospital and Kettering General Hospital. This is the report for Northampton General Hospital.
The visit team found the staff were friendly and approachable, they were enthusiastic about how the service was developing and positive interactions were witnessed between staff and patients. The team were positive about The Barratt Birth Centre and how it allows women the choice of where to give birth. However, they thought pictures and posters needed to promote more diversity in ethnicity and family types and display information on what the various staff uniforms mean.