Temporary changes to planned (elective) caesareans at Musgrove Park Hospital


Temporary changes to planned (elective) caesareans at Musgrove Park Hospital

Over the next few weeks, we will be carrying out some essential work to upgrade and improve our current procedure room on labour ward at Musgrove Park Hospital. Once complete, this will allow us to provide a better experience for pregnant women and people having a planned caesarean, while continuing to provide emergency obstetric care.

The building works are part of our ongoing plans to make improvements to our maternity buildings and overall service. The need for this was set out in our recent Care Quality Commission report from November last year.


What is happening?

From 15th July we will be bringing in some temporary changes for expectant families and parents who have a planned (elective) caesarean section at MPH over the next 6 weeks. If you have already booked a date for your caesarean during July and August, we will telephone you to talk through your options and the care that we can put in place.

These temporary changes will not affect anyone who needs an emergency caesarean. Our main theatre is not closing and will still be available for emergency caesareans during this time.

Most people who have booked maternity care at Musgrove Park won’t experience any interruption to their care. Please continue to attend all appointments as planned and talk to your midwife if you have any concerns.


More information

We understand that this may cause some anxiety and you may have questions, please be assured that our colleagues will continue to provide you with all the care and support you need but if you do have any questions or worries, please talk to us.

We thank you in advance for your patience and understanding in helping us to make much needed improvements to our maternity services at Musgrove Park Hospital and we apologise for any inconvenience that may be caused by these changes, during this time.