Regrettably, Ingleside Birth and Community Centre will not be available as a place to give birth for the coming months, due to the current shortages of midwives nationally.
We have taken the decision to base the majority of our midwifery staff at Royal Bolton Hospital at this time, in order to maintain high quality of care for all mums and babies.
For women who have an uncomplicated pregnancy who plan to give birth within a midwife led setting, we are pleased to be able to still provide the option for a variety of birthing experiences for you, including:
In busy times however we cannot always guarantee these three options will be available. If you wish to have a midwife led birth, we will always support you to do so in whichever unit is available.
For women who have complex pregnancies where birth is recommended in hospital, you will be offered care on our central delivery suite where midwives will provide your care supported by doctors if the need arises.
Ingleside is still open for those who choose to have antenatal appointments, scans and postnatal care there, meeting with the same team of midwives throughout pregnancy and beyond.
This isn’t a decision we’ve taken lightly. We’re working with other providers of maternity services in Greater Manchester to be able to reopen Ingleside as a place of birth as soon as we are able to.
For more information about any of our birth options, please speak to your midwife at your next appointment or speak to our team on 01204 390023.