St George’s Hospital, Maternity and family planning: GOOD

The maternity service provided safe, effective, responsive and well-led services to women. The care delivered was considered to be outstanding.

Women spoke positively about the care they received and the staff who delivered it. Staff were appropriately qualified and had the necessary skills and training. There were enough staff on the wards to deliver care safely and there were no vacant posts. Infection control and medicines management were good.

There were specialist midwives for breastfeeding, risk management, safeguarding (including domestic violence), substance misuse and teenage pregnancies. A specialist clinic for women with diabetes was also available.