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Our maternity services

First of all, we extend our warmest congratulations to you! At EEAST, we recognise that whilst pregnancy can be an exciting time, it can also be a time of worry. We want to reassure you that when emergencies arise, we are here to support you.

Normal labour is not an emergency. Therefore, it is not considered appropriate to call an ambulance for transportation to the hospital.

However, there may be instances where you need to call 999 for emergency treatment such as:

In the event of an emergency, stay on the line with our call handlers who can advise and support you until one of our crews arrive.

Please have your pregnancy notes ready for our crews upon their arrival and inform them of any complications in your medical history and pregnancy.

This is so that they have all the necessary information to make decisions about the care for you and your baby as quickly as possible.

Other Information:

Please be respectful to all our staff whatever the situation. From call handlers to contact centre clinicians and our frontline crews, all our staff work to perform the best job possible and to ensure your safety.

Want to give feedback?

If you have recently contacted our 999 emergency service in relation to maternity services, we are keen to receive your feedback about the quality of service you received from us to ensure that we meet the needs and expectations of our patients.

Complete our Maternity Services Patient Experience Survey.

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