We carried out a public consultation in Leeds to gather people’s views about our plans to centralise maternity and neonatal services at LGI and our proposals for hospital antenatal appointments
Brief description of the project
Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust is planning to build two new hospitals at Leeds General Infirmary (LGI). This change provides us with an opportunity to improve the way we deliver maternity and neonatal services in Leeds. We are planning to;
- centralise maternity and neonatal services in LGI so that all services are in one place and we can keep families together when they need to use neonatal services
- build a brand new midwifery-led unit at LGI
- consult on the way we provide hospital antenatal services
- keep community antenatal services the same
The consultation closed on 5 April 2020. We have commissioned an independent research organisation to write and publish a report outlining what people told us. We will make recommendations based on people’s feedback and share this with people who are managing the changes to maternity and neonatal services. We will clearly outline how we have used your feedback to shape the maternity and neonatal services in Leeds.
We will update this page when we have received the final report.
Who did we speak to?
We wanted to speak to a range of different stakeholders in Leeds, including women and their families, the wider public and young people.
What and how did we ask?
We have spent a lot of time talking to women and their families in Leeds over the last few years and we have a good understanding of what they think about maternity services in our city. The consultation asked people about our plans to centralise maternity and neonatal services at Leeds General Infirmary (LGI) and options for hospital based antenatal appointments.
We used surveys, focus groups, street outreach and drop-ins to find out what people think about our plans and proposals.