WOMEN in Bridlington have been asked for their views on maternity services.
NHS Hull and NHS East Riding of Yorkshire have been holding a 12-week consultation looking at the choice of places where women can give birth.
The review, which is nearing its conclusion, was prompted by the closure of the Jubilee Birth Centre, in Cottingham last July.
Hospital chiefs have said that creating a £500,000 midwifery led unit at Hull Royal Infirmary will allow women who book a midwifery-led birth to be certain of receiving the service.
As part of the consultation information events have been held throughout the region at which mums-to-be could find out more about NHS plans for maternity services in the area and share their views on them.
One such event has already taken place at Bridlington’s North Library and last Wednesday an NHS stall was set up in Bridlington’s Market in the final push to encourage as many people as possible to take part in the consultation.
Dr Gina Palumbo, a local GP and East Riding of Yorkshire’s Clinical Commissioning Group’s Chair, said: “We want to continue to make sure all women are involved in planning and decisions about their birth and maternity care, with their health professional, during this important time.
“The feedback we receive from this consultation will help to inform the decisions we make at the end of the consultation period, along with the ongoing requirements for maternity care to remain both clinically safe and cost effective.
Further information about the consultation, which officially ends on Monday, October 1, is available online at www.nhshull.nhs.uk/maternityservicesreview or call 01482 344733.