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Maternity service changes at Macclesfield Hospital - March 2020

Please note that in order to meet pressures relating to coronavirus and free up theatre staff, births are being temporarily relocated from Macclesfield Hospital to neighbouring maternity units as a safety measure.

The measure is necessary because East Cheshire NHS Trust, which runs the hospital, has a small numbers of anaesthetists who would be unable to provide cover both for maternity-related procedures such as emergency caesarian sections and an expected rise in patients being treated for COVID-19.  

Any women due to give birth at the hospital from Wednesday March 25th 2020 onwards will instead deliver at one of our partner trusts close to their home.

Women should have been contacted by their midwife but if anyone has not or has any urgent queries or concerns, including relating to the onset of labour please contact one of the following:

  • For Stepping Hill Hospital Labour Ward:0161 419 5551
  • For Royal Stoke Hospital Labour Ward: 01782 672333
  • For Leighton Hospital Labour Ward: 01270 612144
  • For Wythenshawe Hospital Labour Ward: 0161 291 2762

You can find out more about the changes here

Maternity services

Our philosophy of care demonstrates a mother; partner and baby centered maternity service, which is designed to meet individual needs and wishes throughout pregnancy, childbirth and the early days of parenthood.
Our maternity service believes in the importance of promoting normality in pregnancy, labour and the postnatal period. The service will strive to maximise continuity of care and carer, one to one midwifery care throughout labour and the promotion of breastfeeding.

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Our commitment

Through our commitment to individualised care we will present the care options available to enable informed choice. These options will reflect clinical and cost effectiveness, public health initiatives, user evaluations and user involvement within the Maternity Voices Committee.
Fundamental to our service is the flexible integrated teamwork of midwives, general practitioners, obstetricians, paediatricians and other individual services working in partnership with women and their families. Care planned will be recognised and respected by all staff.
Through robust management and leadership the service will continue to offer quality care for women, partners and their families choosing our maternity service.

Maternity Service Evaluation

Please help us to evaluate and improve the care we give by completing this short evaluation form. We welcome any feedback in relation to the quality of our maternity services and would really like to hear any comments, compliments or complaints you may have. You can complete this form anonymously, or add your name and address at the end of the questionnaire if you require feedback.

Thank you in advance for your help.

Please click here to give your feedback.


Our services

East Cheshire NHS Trust Maternity services offer the following: 


Please click to view - Physio exercises and advice for pregnancy labour and beyond


Our senior team


Title      Number       
Nicola Biggar Deputy Head of Midwifery and Women’s Services 01625 661146
Dr S Dean

Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist

01625 661161

Mr R Devaraj

Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist

01625 661167

Mr V Hall

Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist

01625 661167

Mr J Kabymela

Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist

01625 661162

Dr S Nausheen

Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist

01625 661162

Dr M Hazra

Resident Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist

01625 661161

Dr J Acharya

Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist

01625 661162



















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