Maternity and Neonatal Services in Leeds: Tell us what you think

Lead: NHS Leeds CCG

Period: 13th Jan 2020 - 5th Apr 2020

A consultation in Leeds to find out 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

Who will we speak to?

We want to speak to a range of different stakeholders in Leeds, including women and their families, the wider public and young people.

What and how will we ask?

In Leeds, we have spent a lot of time talking to women and their families over the last few years and we have a good understanding of what they think about maternity services in our city. We want to build on this knowledge to understand more about what aspects of maternity and neonatal care are most important to them. We’ll also ask people about our plans to centralise maternity and neonatal services at LGI and our proposals for hospital maternity outpatient appointments.

Image outlining what currently happens in maternity services in Leeds and what will change with the proposals

We will use surveys, focus groups, street outreach and drop-ins to find out what people think about our plans and proposals.

What will we do?

Once the consultation has finished an independent organisation will 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.

How can you get involved?

You can share your thoughts on our plans by filling in our online survey here:

Tell us what you think about maternity and neonatal services

Come to one of our drop-in events

You can find out more about our plans and proposals at one of our drop-in events. You don’t need to book, just come along! At the events, you and your family will be able to:

  • speak to NHS staff about the new hospitals in Leeds
  • ask questions about our plans and proposals for maternity and neonatal services in Leeds
  • get involved in children’s activities
Date Venue Time
Tuesday 11 February 2020 Hamara Centre, Tempest Road, Leeds, LS11 6RD 1pm – 5 pm
Wednesday 19 February 2020 Old Fire Station. Gipton Approach, Leeds, LS9 6NL 1pm -5pm
Tuesday 3 March 2020 Pudsey Civic Hall, Dawsons Corner, Pudsey, Leeds, LS28 5TA 9am – 1pm
Wednesday 11 March 2020

Romanian, Arabic, Tigrinian and BSL translators at this event

Carriageworks Auditorium, 3 Millenium Square, Leeds, LS2 3AD 4pm – 8pm

Maternity and neonatal care in Leeds – Video

Downloads:

Feel free to print and use these resources. If you would like printed copies please get in touch on leedsccg.comms@nhs.net or call 0113 843 5470

Engagement documents:

Consultation Document (1MB)

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EASY READ Consultation Document

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Audio Description Version of EASY READ Consultation Document, 22 minutes long (21MB)

What’s changing infographic (179KB)

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Maternity and Neonatal Services in Leeds – FAQs, last updated 04.02.2020 (270KB)

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Resources:

A4 Poster (170KB)

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A5 flyers – English (150KB)

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A5 flyers – Romanian (803KB)

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A5 flyers – Arabic (866KB)

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A5 flyers – Tigrinian (2MB)

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Maternity and neonatal services in Leeds infographic

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Engagement planning documents:

Engagement plan (631KB)

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Maternity and Neonatal consultation animation