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Our midwives

Frimley Health’s highly regarded maternity service is the ideal place to start and continue your midwifery career. We expect you to share our commitment to providing the best possible care to our mums and babies. In return, we’ll do everything we can to make sure midwifery works well for you too. 

Committed to career development and flexible working

Our midwives are passionate about helping mums-to-be through the life-changing experience of pregnancy and childbirth. But to be successful you need to have confidence in your training and the team around you. Join us as a newly qualified Band 5 and you’ll gain valuable experience in every area of the unit through our excellent 12-month preceptorship. It provides a great opportunity to increase your knowledge, improve your skills and build your confidence alongside established members of the team.

Further opportunities to develop your skills are available to midwives who seek them. We promote the use of alternative therapies for labouring mums, including hypnobirthing and aromatherapy, and support midwives who wish to learn these techniques by providing the time and space to attend special study days.

We will support you in pursuing the career you want. You can work in the hospital and then choose to explore midwifery in the community. If, having worked in the community, you want to return to the hospital, that option remains open to you. Being flexible as an employer is important to us. We want to hear from midwives who are concerned that external factors may limit the hours you can work. Let's see if we can find a solution.

We’re a friendly and supportive team and we welcome enquiries from all midwives, whether newly qualified or return-to-workers following a career break.

Our facilities

Frimley Health offers fantastic modern and well equipped maternity units. Both Frimley Park and Wexham Park hospitals are benefitting from the upgrade of their labour wards, where all delivery rooms will have en-suites with showers.  Our midwife-led birth centres really deliver the ‘home-from-home’ experience that many couples hope for.  Frimley Park’s Mulberry Birth Centre opened in 2015 and is already the busiest unit of its kind in the south east region. It’s an exciting time to join the well-established and popular Wexham Park Birth Centre, too, as work to upgrade this unit is about to start (October 2016).

A top performing trust

Our high quality maternity service is well respected across the NHS and reflected in its participation in national pilot schemes and research programmes. Unusually for a district general hospital, Frimley Park (or Frimley Health?) was a pilot site for the Labour Ward Co-ordinators Leadership Programme, and the Trust as a whole (correct?) has taken part in numerous research projects including the epidural trial, the respite trial, the holds trial and the 39-week induction trial.

When you join Frimley Health you can rest assured that you’re joining one of the top performing trusts in the country, with a maternity service to match.

For more information about midwifery at Frimley Health, please contact:
Frimley Park Hospital:    Karen Jones on 01276 (insert number)
                                            Karen.Jones@fhft.nhs.uk
Wexham Park Hospital: Andrea Anderson on 01753 634542
                                            Andrea.Anderson@fhft.nhs.uk