Maternity services for north east Essex


We were advised yesterday that One to One Midwives, who provide community maternity services to women in north east Essex, will cease trading from tomorrow evening (Wednesday July 31, 2019).

Colchester Hospital will be caring for those women affected by the closure of the One to One Maternity service with immediate effect. A dedicated helpline has been set up.

Anyone needing information or advice should call 01206 742369. This line will be staffed from 9am to 5pm until further notice. For non-urgent issues please leave a message and we will contact you.

Out of hours for urgent health concerns or issues, for example waters breaking or if you think you’re in labour, please call 01206 845240 at any time of the day or night. This number will take women through to the hospital maternity triage team of midwives.

Catherine Morgan, Director of Nursing and Midwifery said, “Our message to women who have been being cared for by One to One Midwives is please don’t worry: our main priority is providing safe ongoing care for you. We are working closely with North East Essex CCG to transfer this service smoothly.”

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