Temporary Changes to our Services - COVID-19
Please click the link at the top of this page to read more about temporary changes made to maternity services during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
The following leaflet has been put together by Rotherham's Maternity Team and includes information about adjustments the Trust has made to Maternity Services during the COVID-19 Pandemic, national links to further information and information about your care during pregnancy, labour and after your baby is born. Please note that this is a guide only and may change at any time.
Care During Pregnancy, Birth and the Postnatal Period During COVID-19
If you have any concerns please call our Maternity Triage Line on 01709 427700 or in an emergency call 999.
Our e-midwife, Olive, is available to answer your questions via direct messaging. Her page can be found on Facebook at @Oliveemidwife or by searching 'Rotherham Maternity Services - Ask Olive'. This service is manned by experienced, fully qualified Rotherham midwives.
Further general information can be found in the leaflets below:
Coronavirus - Planning your Birth
Coronavirus - Parent Information for Newborn Babies
What is Maternity care?
Maternity is the care of women and their babies during pregnancy, birth and the first few weeks after birth.
What is Gynaecology?
Gynaecology is the treatment of conditions of the female reproductive organs and fertility and some early pregnancy conditions, also we treat conditions in women of all ages, and undertake investigations for a wide range of female specific problems.
Where are we?
Services are provided across the community on B level of the main hospital site.
Antenatal and postnatal pregnant and new mothers may stay on Wharncliffe our Ward or our Delivery Suite. The Gynaecology ward is Ward B11, also on B Level.
We have community midwives who work within the maternity service but deliver care nearer to home including, GP services and Children's Centres. When you find out you are pregnant, a midwife from your local area will take responsibility for your care and will be your first point of contact. The local midwives will also provide care and support after the birth and if you want to have your baby at home.
Find out more about all of the above by using the menu on the left.