The Royal United Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (RUH) in 2014 acquired a number of maternity services within the region for a more integrated approach in their provision. As a result, the maternity service currently comprises an in-house facility in addition to five maternity centres (Frome, Trowbridge, Chippenham, Paulton and Shepton Mallet – Antenatal and postnatal activity only) that offer prenatal, birthing and antenatal services. This rather distinctive service configuration has resulted in what is called the “Bath model” of delivering maternity services. The Women and Children’s division at RUH commissioned researchers from the Centre for Healthcare Innovation and Improvement (CHI2) at the University of Bath School of Management to evaluate the model of service provision currently in use and to support, through quantitative and geographic analysis, decisions around the strategic reconfiguration of the service.
|Place of Publication
|University of Bath, Bath, UK
|Bath Centre for Healthcare Innovation and Improvement.
|Number of pages
|Published - 28 Feb 2018