Working with you to Transform Acute Maternity Services

Closed 3 Mar 2023

Opened 25 Nov 2022


We are consulting on why we believe we need to make some changes to improve the maternity service we provide for women and their families.  We want everyone across the Northern Trust area to benefit from safe, effective and high quality acute maternity services.   We must carefully plan how to meet growing need and ensure we make best use of our resources to provide excellent care.


Before you submit your response, please read this section on Freedom of Information Act 2000 and the confidentiality of responses to public consultation exercises.

Trust Response and Freedom of Information Act (2000)

The Northern Health and Social Care Trust will publish an anonymised summary of the responses received to our consultation process.  However, under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) 2000, particular responses may be disclosed on request, unless an exemption(s) under the legislation applies.  Under the FOIA anyone has right to request access to information held by public authorities; the Northern Trust is such a public body.  Trust decisions in relation to the release of information that the Trust holds are governed by various pieces of legislation, and as such the Trust cannot automatically consider responses received as part of any consultation process as exempt.  However, confidentiality issues will be carefully considered before any disclosures are made.

We welcome your views on our proposal.

Why your views matter

As part of the consultation process the Trust will be holding two online listening events to hear more about our proposal. Due to the rising cases of flu and current winter pressures, we are holding the events online to encourage as many people as possible to attend. Dates for the listening events are as follows:

Wednesday 18 January 2023 at 7pm

Wednesday 8 February 2023 at 11am

These events will provide the opportunity for you to hear more about the proposals and to give your feedback.

To register for one of the events please contact the Trust’s Involvement Team on or telephone 02827661377 detailing which date you wish to attend and we will send you the zoom link to join.

We recognise that online engagement does not suit everyone and we are happy to meet in person with any group or representative organisation.  Please contact the Trust’s Involvement Team on or telephone 02827661377 if you would like us to arrange a meeting.


  • Anyone from any background


  • Improvement of health and social care services