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 two Antenatal Assessment Units (AAUs):
Saint Mary’s Hospital (Oxford Road Campus):
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
Salford Maternity Day Unit:
Opening hours: 8.00 am – 5.00 pm, Monday to Friday.
Brook Building Orange area
Salford Royal Infirmary,
Salford M6 8HD
Telephone (0161) 206 5291 or (0161) 206 5293
Occasionally we may need to transfer you from Salford Saint Mary’s for further specialist care.
The sort of problems in pregnancy that might be monitored by the antenatal assessment units 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.