BOLTON NHS Foundation Trust has ‘delivered’ according to the results of a national maternity survey.

It was rated in the top 20 per cent in the country for many aspects of its maternity care, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) survey found.

The survey asked more than 17,500 women in England who had a baby in February of last year to score their experience against a number of factors.

Many women who had their baby at one of the units run by the Trust, rated the care they received from midwives highly, saying that they were given enough information about their physical recovery and help and advice about feeding their baby.

The unit also scored highly around midwives listening to women and taking their personal circumstances into account.

Valerie Clare, head of midwifery for Bolton NHS Foundation Trust, said: “We’re currently the only trust in Greater Manchester to offer women all four options of where to birth their baby; at home supported by our midwives, at our freestanding midwifery unit, Ingleside Birth Centre, and at the Royal Bolton Hospital where you can give birth supported by either midwives, or midwives and doctors depending on your individual needs. “

She added: “We’re really pleased with the feedback we’ve received through the national maternity survey. We’re doing so much at the moment within maternity services to make sure that women and their families have the best possible experience when they give birth at one of our facilities, or at home.”