Community Midwifery postnatally
Community midwifery in the Southern Trust covers a wide geographical area encompassing three localities – Armagh and Dungannon, Craigavon and Banbridge and Newry and Mourne.
Postnatally, all women will be seen within 36hrs following discharge from hospital or homebirth. Across all the community areas, midwives will see women in either postnatal clinics or the home. The number of appointments in the postnatal period will be individualised and sensitive to meet the needs of women and their babies.
Community midwives are responsible for running midwifery led clinics in Armagh Community Hospital and South Tyrone Hospital, Brownlow Health Centre, Portadown Health Centre, Banbridge Health & Care Centre, John Mitchell Place Newry, Kilkeel Health Centre and Crossmaglen Health Centre. Booking clinics, Glucose Tolerance Testing clinics and consultants led clinics are also facilitated in Armagh Community Hospital and South Tyrone Hospital.
Community Midwifery collaborate with other stakeholders such as Health Visitors, Sure Start, Family Nurse Partnership to ensure all women are supported beyond their birth.
Community midwifery provides a supportive learning environment for student midwives and preceptorship for newly qualified Band 5 Midwives.
Armagh Community Hospital
Tower Hill Site, Armagh.
South Tyrone Hospital, C floor, Dungannon
C floor, Dungannon
Banbridge Health & Care Centre, Banbridge