108 bundles of joy for the Maternity Unit

Bentley Health Service (BHS) is delivering more and more babies each month and achieved a huge milestone with the arrival of 108 babies in August - the first time in over 20 years that births have reached triple digits in one month!

Acting Clinical Midwifery Manager Jo Cable says that over the past 12 months, there has been a significant increase in the number of babies born at BHS.

“Surpassing 100 births for the first time in more than two decades is very exciting for the Maternity Unit at BHS,” said Ms Cable.

“Bringing new life into the world and sharing the joy of new parents, grandparents and siblings, makes our job here at BHS very rewarding.”

With the increasing number of babies being born, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist Dr Aseel Alkiaat has also come on board to help meet the demand for maternity services at BHS.

Dr Alkiaat joined the maternity team in January and has expanded the obstetric services, including accommodating mothers experiencing complicated pregnancies.

“We have introduced a range of new services including a public gynaecology service and weekly antenatal clinics to provide high-level obstetric care for higher risk patients,” Dr Alkiaat said.

“Working as an obstetrician is challenging but very satisfying role that I feel very privileged to hold here at Bentley, and I am looking forward to introducing more services for mothers wishing to have their babies here.”

The Maternity Unit at BHS welcomed more than 950 newborns into the world over the last financial year.