Preferred birthplace of local women if Obstetrics returned to the Horton General Hospital

Keep the Horton General is keen to find out how many women of childbearing age living within the Horton General Hospital’s catchment area would prefer to use the Horton’s maternity unit as a birthplace if a full Obstetric service was returned to it.

(Obstetrics means having doctors and anaethetists present who can deal with complications, perform surgery, e.g. Caesarians, and give a wider spectrum of pain relief such as epidurals. It also includes a Special Care Baby Unit for premature or sick babies, meaning all services can be provided in-house.

The unit at the Horton is currently midwife-led, meaning only women whose pregnancies are considered ‘low-risk’ can give birth there, and the above services can not be provided there. Women would have to travel to an obstetric unit, usually the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford, if they experienced complications during labour, required surgery, or if their baby needed special care.)

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* 1. Please tell us your age

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* 2. Please tell us your name 

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* 3. Please tell us your postcode:

(This will be only be used to record distances to birthplaces and not for any other purposes)

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* 4. Please tell us how many children you have 

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* 5. If Obstetrics were returned to the Horton General Hospital (meaning you would be able to give birth knowing there are doctors and anaesthetists present should you need an epidural or surgery, or should your baby need special care), which would your preferred birthplace be?

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* 6. If you would like to, please share with us your reason for this preference

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