Reply To: Maternity question


Angela Greetham

Hi Joanne,
We at the BOPDHB had the same problem when a mother collapsed during the birth in a birthing pool and the staff member was injured. We had the room assessed for the ceiling track but unfortunately the walls were not strong enough for this action. So we removed the front plinth of the pool for the hoist to fit underneath and bought a mobile hoist and 3 mesh slings of 3 sizes ready to go in an emergency. We trained all the staff how to use the equipment.