Dumfries & Galloway Health & Social Care

Having a baby in Dumfries & Galloway?

Welcome to maternity services

Our Service

Maternity services comprises a wide team of health professionals and support workers who work closely to provide the highest standards of care for the women of Dumfries and Galloway. This care includes the pre-conception period, pregnancy, labour and birth and the early post natal period. 

For clarity on any of the issues covered in the booklet please ask your midwife.

Getting Involved

We are constantly looking to improve what we do and users of our service play a big part in this, please contact us to get involved.

Our staff are firmly committed to providing the best possible care for you.  We are keen to improve what we do by listening to what you tell us.  We would therefore welcome your comments on what you think we did well and where we could do better.  If you would like to provide any comments or suggestions, please go to the Comments, Concerns, Compliments or Complaints page.  CareOpinion is the UK’s independent non-profit feedback platform for health and social care. Share your story – help make our services better www.careopinion.org.uk

If you would like to comment on the content of the Maternity Services website, please email us – laura.boyce@nhs.scot

Neonatal Handbook

Congratulations on the birth of your baby.

We understand that having a baby admitted to a neonatal unit is often an unexpected and unsettling experience for parents/families.

We have designed and created our ward information folder with you in mind. We hope that you will find it to be a useful resource during your stay and that it will help provide you with information and highlight the support that we can offer you. If you have any questions during your stay with us please ask, we are always happy to help.

We would also be extremely grateful if you could let the team know if there is anything you would like to see added to the information folder as we would like to ensure that we provide our families with as much relevant information as we possibly can.

Welcome to the Neonatal Unit – Information folder for parents/families