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The birth of every child is special and here at Cwm Taf University Health Board our maternity units provide support to thousands of families each year, caring for women and their babies.

We provide evidence based maternity care in line with local and national guidance. Care is provided on two main sites, Prince Charles Hospital and the Royal Glamorgan Hospital, with satellite services in Ysbyty Cwm Cynon and Ysbyty Cwm Rhondda.

Services on the main sites include antenatal clinics provided by obstetricians and midwives, inpatient services both antenatal/postnatal, labour wards, birth centres with birthing pools, newborns special care and community midwifery. Home births are also available.

A number of exciting opportunities have arisen for enthusiastic and motivated Midwives to join our multi award winning team. As a member of our maternity unit you will be part of a dynamic service and will help us to excel further.

Promotion of normal childbirth and a positive and empowering birth experience with good outcomes for Mother and Baby are our priorities and to enable us to continue to take the service forward, we are looking for forward thinking candidates who can demonstrate a passion for providing holistic woman centred, safe, quality care, whilst meeting the challenges of the ever changing landscape within the NHS.

As a newly qualified midwife you will be provided with an extensive preceptorship package and given opportunities to rotate throughout the service providing care in all areas, including community, to further develop a sound knowledge base.

Work on a £6.5m upgrade for maternity and neonatal services at Prince Charles Hospital has begun.

The refurbishment, in line with the outcome and recommendations of the South Wales programme, has been made possible thanks to Cwm Taf University Health Board submitting a successful business case to Welsh Government and includes the expansion of the neonatal unit and maternity facilities at the hospital in Merthyr Tydfil.

Work on developing the new services in Prince Charles Hospital started on June 12th and is set to be completed in March 2018, when all services will return to the new accommodation.

Improvements include:

  • an expansion of the neonatal unit with capacity for nine extra cots for premature or sick babies;
  • a redeveloped Alongside Midwifery Unit (AMU)  with four birthing rooms, two with pools;
  • a redeveloped Obstetric Unit (OU – or labour ward) with six birthing rooms (one with a pool) and a designated bereavement suite, currently known as the Snowdrop Suite, which has been designed with the input of families, maternity staff and SANDS.

The investment is also being used to refurbish the existing maternity operating theatre within the OU and to build a second operating theatre facility alongside it.

Further work to develop a Freestanding Midwifery Unit (FMU – with four birthing suites with pools) in the Royal Glamorgan Hospital, in preparation for the time when all Obstetric and Neonatal Services transfer to PCH in late 2018 will also begin shortly.

These exciting developments will allow Cwm Taf University Health Board to care for more premature and sick babies as well as provide more of the latest facilities and equipment for our mums-to- be.