This report focuses on maternity services and the experiences of women from Halton who have given birth in the past 12 -18 months.

The project looked at the information and support that women were given before, during and after the births of their babies.
132 women took part in the project, 84 of whom had given birth since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The report also contains 10 maternity stories covering Whiston Hospital, Warrington Hospital, Liverpool Women’s Hospital and The Countess of Chester.


By Healthwatch Halton
General Reports Hospitals Maternity

Report recommendations and suggestions include:

  • Ensure women have access to a consistent service at times that suit them
  • Ensure all communication is open and transparent, particularly when discussing birth plans and options
  • Review the levels of postnatal support

Maternity Matters report Download File (pdf 2.32 MB)