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Double Dose Of Good News For Maternity Unit

Dorset County Hospital 1

8:07am 28th February 2014

Dorset County Hospital is a great place to give birth, according to the latest figures.

Their maternity service has been ranked in the top 10% for care and safety, in the entire country, by intelligence firm CHKS.

Providers were analysed against nine clinical indicators, including caesarean rates, length of stay, complications, readmissions and injuries as well as three indicators from the Care Quality Commission's maternity survey.

And there's more good news for the hospital's outstanding unit, they've won over £275,000 of government funding to improve maternity facilities for people with complex health needs.

Head of Midwifery at Dorset County Hospital Jo Hartley said: "It is great to have the quality of our care publicly acknowledged by CHKS and this generous funding from the Department of Health will enable us to provide accommodation for women who need more intensive support after giving birth.

It will also ensure that women with babies on SCBU can stay on the unit rather than having to go home before their baby is discharged."

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