The midwives working on AAU provide care in a relaxed environment and are able to provide additional monitoring if needed. They work closely with the obstetric team to allow you to receive care without admission to a hospital ward.
There are three Antenatal Assessment Units (AAUs):
Saint Mary’s Hospital (Oxford Road Campus):
Maternity Assessment Unit
Opening hours: 8.00 am – 8.00 pm, Monday to Sunday
Ward 64, 2nd Floor
Saint Mary’s Hospital
Manchester M13 9WL
Telephone (0161) 276 6404
Day Care Assessment Unit
Opening hours: 8.00am – 6.00pm Monday to Friday, 8:00am – 1.00 pm Saturday
Wythenshawe Maternity Unit
Salford – Lance Burn Health Centre
Antenatal Assessment Unit
Opening hours: 8.00 am – 5.30 pm, Monday to Friday.
Lance Burn Health Centre
Salford, M6 5QX
Telephone (0161) 206 1099
Occasionally we may need to transfer you to Saint Mary’s Hospital for further specialist care.
The sort of problems in pregnancy that might be monitored by the AAUs include:
- Reduced fetal movements.
- Obstetric Cholestasis.
- High blood pressure monitoring.
- Management of prolonged rupture of membranes.
- External cephalic versions (turning of breech babies).
- Intravenous iron infusions for management of serious anaemia.
- Postnatal reviews.