Service launched to help worried mums to be
The sonography service is run by midwife Julie Dimbleby whose role is to scan mums-to-be, referred by community midwives following growth concerns when their baby is measured at antenatal appointments.
The women are referred directly to Julie without having to wait for a departmental ultrasound scan appointment.
Midwife Julie and antenatal clinic manager, Caroline Broome, have been the driving force behind the new service which was the result of a year of training for Julie.
Julie said: “I am passionate about ensuring mums-to-be with growth concerns are picked up and managed appropriately and really wanted to improve how we treated these patients.
“The Friends of Serenity charity paid for a specialist scan couch.
“Previously, these patients would have to wait for an ultrasound scan appointment with a sonographer, but this new service cuts out any delay, and ensures they are seen within 72 hours.”