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PORTSMOUTH’S maternity department has been recognised for the one-to-one care it provides to pregnant women.

That’s the findings from a survey done by NHS South of England.

Each trust has now received a personalised report of its results, highlighting what women expect from the maternity department.

Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust (PHT), which runs Queen Alexandra Hospital, in Cosham, was one of 37 trusts in the south that took part in the study in June last year.

Gill Walton, director of midwifery for PHT, said: ‘Women’s satisfaction and confidence with maternity services remains a high priority for the trust and we welcome the NHS South of England’s survey of women’s experience of our maternity services.

‘The results show we are performing well and within the expected outcomes for all areas of the survey.

‘One result was significantly above the South of England average with regards to one-to-one care in labour, where the woman and partner reported that they were not left alone by midwives or doctors at a time when it worried them.

‘This is one of priorities within the current development programme, “nurture”, which is very encouraging.’