Portishead community midwives move into St Barnabas Centre

Portishead community midwives outside their new home in the St Barnabas Centre

Portishead’s community midwife team has moved into a new home.

The Green team has now relocated from Portishead Medical Group, where they have been based for many years, to the St Barnabas Centre alongside other services for local families.

Part of the Children’s Centre has been converted into consulting rooms for women attending their appointments.

The team of nine Midwives and three Maternity Support workers have now transferred to the St Barnabas site.

Maggie Smith, North Bristol NHS Trust Community Matron, said: “We are delighted to have a lovely new base for our Portishead community midwifery team to see our service users. The team would like to thank the fabulous team at Portishead Medical Group for their excellent working partnership over the years.

“Being in the Children’s Centre brings a great opportunity to introduce families to the centre and all the facilities, classes and activities available to them here. It feels like a perfect fit for our team and for the families we support. We would like to thank everyone who has supported us in making the move.”

Community midwives provide personalised care to service users from pregnancy through to the early days of parenthood after babies have been born.

The team is looking forward to restarting Antenatal Education Classes in the centre and building new relationships with the teams based in the centre as they look into how they can work together to promote health and wellbeing within the family.