Bristol Birth Centre Update

bcblogoFor those of you based in and around Bristol, you may be interested in the latest update on the Birth Centre Update:

 

Dear Supporter

 If Cossham Birth Centre then why not South Bristol Birth Centre?

South Bristol Hospital at Hengrove is now going ahead.  For a year BCB has been having talks with NHS Bristol regarding the inclusion of a midwife-led birth centre. There has always been an interest for this at executive level but we need some clout from our Supporters to get South Bristol Birth Centre on the drawing board NOW and for its inclusion in Phase 2 of South Bristol Hospital’s plans. Women in South Bristol will then have the opportunity to labour and give birth near their own home. Please lend your voice once again to the BCB campaign: write with your support as soon as you can to Sue Learner (BCB Steering Group midwife), at 58, Bellevue Crescent, Bristol BS8 4TF or email  info@birthcentebristol.org.uk .

The development of Cossham Hospital is now well underway.  With the doors set to open in November 2011, midwives are now beginning to think about taking the first bookings just a year from now from women wishing to give birth at Cossham Birth Centre, Bristol’s first free-standing birth centre.  You can stay abreast of developments by visiting the Birth Centre Bristol news page.

 Thank you for your continued support.

Pip A’Ness, BCB Supporters Coordinator         & Sue Learner, BCB SG Midwife
West Barns, Home Farm

Abbots Leigh, Bristol BS8 3QF

58, Bellevue Crescent

Bristol BS8 4TF

T. 07816 152507

E. pip.aness@talbot-ponsonby.org

(NB change of email address. Please update your contacts)

T. 0117 927 6131

E. sue_learner@yahoo.co.uk