St Helens CCG has a responsibility to offer a choice of NHS providers for maternity services. The closest commissioned providers for women in St Helens are:
There are also hospitals outside the area, such as the Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust which, in line with patient choice, women can go to if they so wish. Not all services are routinely funded by the NHS and at present we do not commission the services of One to One Midwives.
If a woman wishes to access services that the CCG do not commission they must speak to their GP who if appropriate can apply for an Individual Funding Request but this would only be considered in ‘exceptional’ cases. If you do feel that you have exceptional circumstances then please discuss this with your GP in the first instance.