Why not join us for our Over 50′s Tea & Taster Session on Wednesday 11 December 2013. Why not treat yourself to a mini manicure or some hand reflexology. Get to know and use and IPad and just enjoy some musical and seasonal fun. We will also be having some delicious afternoon tea. To book or obtain more information please contact 020 8740 8008
New Community Midwifery Group Practices have been set up to provide continuity of antenatal and postnatal care, as well as a home-birth service to all women in the W12 Imperial catchment area. The group practice will consist of 5-6 midwives, a team leader and additionally a maternity support worker. This team will be based at Old Oak Community Centre and Randolph Beresford Children Centre where the midwives will run antenatal clinics, antenatal education, postnatal clinics and postnatal & breastfeeding support groups as well as home visits.
The reason for the service change is that we at Imperia have responded to your comments about improving the service to make it more local and more personalised for you. Midwife led-care for women is supported by all the latest research and national policy documents as enhancing the care we offer to pregnant women.
By moving the services out to local Children’s Centre’s, it means you will be able to walk to your appointment or take a short bus ride and be seen by your named midwife. She/he will also provide all your postnatal care where possible. If you decide to have a home birth, your midwife and her team will provide all your care in labour and birth. Otherwise, your baby’s birth will take place in your chosen hospital (Queen Charlotte’s or St Mary’s) on the birth centre or labour ward, where you will be looked after by our hospital team of midwives and doctors. If you need to see a doctor during your pregnancy the midwife will arrange your appointments in the hospital as usual.