Surrey Stars Nomination

We were absolutely delighted to have received three Patients Choice nominations for the Royal Surrey’s Star Awards.

While we haven’t been short listed on this occasion it is wonderful to have been nominated.

We truly appreciate the time you take out of your busy lives to provide us with feedback either through formal arrangements like the Star Awards, Friends and Families, or less formally via the beautiful cards you send and your attendance at our forums. Your support is amazing x

We will be sharing the nominations over the next few weeks via our #FeedbackFriday feature.

Team treat

We were delighted to see so many familiar and new faces at our forum today.

A massive thank you to the lovely mum who, despite caring for a growing family, managed to find time to treat the team with this beautiful #homemade cake!

We are currently working on our forum dates for the new year. Pop back soon for our 2020 schedule.

#FeedbackFriday

“Dear Kirsty, Jodie, Lucy and all the homebirth team,

We just wanted to say a huge thank you to all of you have done for us in helping with [redacted]’s birth.

We so appreciate all that you did – all the lovely home visits before his birth- Each appointment is like having very knowledgeable friend over for a cup of tea. It all makes for such a nice experience.

Thank you also for all that Jodie and Lucy did on the night of his birth. So calm and quiet and carefully looking after us while we were dazed and confused with a new baby and then after his birth it has been so reassuring having Kirsty’s advice on feeding, gunky eyes and baby poo!

It made such a difference to us and we will always be grateful to all of you.

With all our love and best wishes,

[names redacted]

Surrey Hills Clients October 2019

The Surrey Hills Homebirth Team Summer 2019

If you would like to learn more about the team and birthing your baby in your own home come along to one of the team’s informal forums or contact the team at rsch.homebirth.referrals@nhs.net to arrange a private chat in the comfort of your own home.

Hello My Name Is Kirsty

Hello my name is Kirsty and I have recently joined the Surrey Hills Homebirth Team.  

I have four children of my own and through my fourth pregnancy I was fortunate enough to receive one-one care with the same midwife from Booking through to Discharge.  This made a huge impact on me, and although I had always wanted to become a midwife, this positive, empowering experience gave me the nudge I needed to undertake my training, enabling me to replicate this to those in my care.

Being a member of a case-loading team, providing true continuity of care, enhances the perinatal experience for those we care for, as well as enabling me to support women in the choices they make, empowering them to birth their way.  I love building these relationships with women and their families and I am passionate about working within this model of care.

If you would like to learn more about the team and birthing your baby in your own home come along to one of the team’s informal forums or contact the team to arrange a chat in the comfort of your own home rsch.homebirth.referrals@nhs.net

#HelloMyNameIs #MeetTheTeam #SurreyHillsTeam #SurreyHillsHomebirthTeam #Homebirth #Continuity #Caseloading #Choice #Support you

Hello My Name is Tanya…

Hello my name is Tanya I’ve been a member of the homebirth team since it’s creation.

I have worked in all areas of the hospital and community during my time at RSCH. During my working life I have had various jobs including nurse, barmaid, business travel administrator, a stint working for the Army in a transport squadron but midwifery is my vocation.

I am a Professional Midwifery Advocate, this role enables me to support both women and the midwives caring for them to have the best birth experience possible.

My aim is to empower women to birth the way they want in the place they want.

I have 2 children, 2 dogs , 2 cats and a long suffering husband, obviously listed in order of importance 😉.

Come back tomorrow to meet another member of the Surrey Hills team.

If you would like to learn more about the team and birthing your baby in your own home come along to one of the team’s informal forums (see Events) or contact the team to arrange a chat in the comfort of your own home rsch.homebirth.referrals@nhs.net

#HelloMyNameIs #MeetTheTeam #SurreyHillsTeam #SurreyHillsHomebirthTeam #Homebirth #Continuity #Caseloading #Choice #Support you