What does the service provide?
The aim of the service is to improve access to maternity care by developing an integrated service that meets the immediate health needs of asylum seekers, supports transitions following decisions about refugee status and ensures that health services are used appropriately.
The Refugee Midwife provides routine antenatal care, social support and signposts clients to cultural networks in the community.
The service also runs a drop in service, Monday – Thursday, 12.30-1.30 pm in the antenatal clinic at Saint Mary’s Hospital.
How can women access the clinic?
Charity groups/health professionals may refer by contacting the Specialist Midwife for Refugees, Sandra Cahill, on (0161) 701 0439 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.