Pregnancy and Birth

Support group for Calderdale and Kirklees couples undergoing assisted conception

Support group for Calderdale and Kirklees couples undergoing assisted conception

| October 21, 2016 | Reply

A Halifax mum-of-two is setting up a support group for couples across West Yorkshire going through the rollercoaster ride of assisted conception.   Sarah Banks, 35, has decided to start the Yorkshire Fertility Support Group after conceiving her son Jack in her second round of fertility treatment at Calderdale Royal Hospital.   She went on […]

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Midwife celebrates 100th delivery and first home birth

Midwife celebrates 100th delivery and first home birth

| August 15, 2016 | Reply

The birth of this little bundle of joy was extra special for Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust midwife Rosie Brear. The baby was not only the 100th that she has delivered but also her first ever home birth. Rosie said she has been waiting to celebrate her 100th delivery for some time. “I left […]

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Concerns about Calderdale and Huddersfield’s maternity services in health watchdog’s report

Concerns about Calderdale and Huddersfield’s maternity services in health watchdog’s report

| August 15, 2016 | 3 Replies

Hospitals in Halifax and Huddersfield have been rated as needing improvement by health watchdog the Care Quality Commission (CQC). The concerns raised in the inspection of Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust included a number about maternity services. The CQC’s report said some of these were the numbers of large volume postpartum haemorrhages (PPH) , […]

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Newborns

New nursery space on Neo-Natal Unit at Calderdale Royal Hospital

New nursery space on Neo-Natal Unit at Calderdale Royal Hospital

| June 8, 2017 | Reply

A NEW nursery has opened on Calderdale Royal Hospital’s Neo-Natal Unit named after a little boy who was cared for by staff there. Jake Cross was guest of honour at the opening of the new room, which will provide a nursery space for families preparing to go home, after his parents raised thousands of pounds […]

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Baby Cafe on the move

Baby Cafe on the move

| June 7, 2017 | Reply

Some of the support sessions for breastfeeding mums in Kirklees have changed location. The Baby Cafe, provided by Locala Community Partnerships, moved from Staincliffe and Healey Children’s Centre to Sure Start Birstall and Birkenshaw Children’s Centre at Fieldhead Crescent, Birstall, from June 1. The sessions will still take place on Thursdays but will now happen between […]

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Big Latch On looking for Calderdale’s breastfeeding mums

Big Latch On looking for Calderdale’s breastfeeding mums

| July 29, 2016 | Reply

Calling all breastfeeding mums! Calderdale Breastfeeding Peer Support Network is urging parents to bring their little ones to take part in a world-wide Big Latch On, aimed at celebrating and supporting breastfeeding. Mums, partners, family and friends are being invited to Wellholme Children’s Centre on Bradford Road in Brighouse on Friday, August 5. They will […]

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Older Babies and Toddlers

Calderdale parents needed to become secret diners

Calderdale parents needed to become secret diners

| June 8, 2017 | Reply

An investigation into the food served to children across Calderdale is recruiting parents to become secret diners. Out to Lunch has spent the last four years surveying children’s food at some of the most popular restaurant chains in the UK and now they are coming to Calderdale. They want to know whether local eateries are […]

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Calderdale parents asked for their views on plans to boost free childcare hours

Calderdale parents asked for their views on plans to boost free childcare hours

| September 13, 2016 | Reply

Calderdale Council wants parents’ views about a proposed forthcoming boost to free childcare and education hours. From September 2017, working parents of three and four year olds could be entitled to 15 hours of free early education plus up to 15 hours of free childcare. To help plan for the change and ensure there are […]

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Share your views on Calderdale’s children’s centres

Share your views on Calderdale’s children’s centres

| August 16, 2016 | Reply

Calderdale Council wants to hear about your experiences of the district’s children’s centres. The council is asking parents, carers and families to share their views so that it can build on what works best and provide what people want. To find out more about the visit www.calderdale.gov.uk/ChildrensCentres or call Melissa on 01422 392439. The council […]

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