Direct To Midwife

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The Direct to Midwife campaign is being rolled out across Rochdale borough, led by local midwives from Rochdale Infirmary.

Pregnant women are being encouraged to contact their local community midwife as soon as they know they are pregnant.

The campaign aims to encourage mums-to-be to contact their midwife as a first point of contact to access advice and antenatal care more quickly to help ensure a healthy pregnancy.

By calling 01706 517223, women can choose to speak to a local midwife as soon as they know they are pregnant. On calling the new service, women will be put in touch with the team of community midwives closest to where they live to set up an appointment.

Midwives are highly visible health professionals within the community. Many are based in local children's centres and health centres, which makes them easier to access.

The first 6-12 weeks of your pregnancy are an important time for your baby's development. The earlier you are seen by a midwife, the sooner our midwives can check that everything is alright for both of you. We also discuss options for your care and antenatal screening, and generally offer support to you and your partner or family.

The care that is provided by Rochdale midwives is available to pregnant women before, during and after the birth of their babies. Our priorities remain for your comfort and safety as you look forward to the birth of your baby.

All routine maternity appointments and scans continue to take place at home or in the community; at Rochdale Infirmary including the antenatal clinic and new antenatal day assessment unit; North Manchester General Hospital and Fairfield General Hospital.

Women can still access routine healthcare from their GP during their pregnancy. Direct to Midwife complements other community services and is the first number to call if you think you are pregnant.

If you already have a telephone number for your midwife - please continue to use this number. Please contact your local midwife at the Children's Centres below or alternatively call 01706 517223:


Belfield, Samson Street, Rochdale, OL16 2XW

Tel: 01706 356634

Castleton, Melville Street, Rochdale, OL11 2PL

Tel: 01706 516310

Deeplish, Hare Street, Rochdale, OL11 1JT

Tel: 01706 647959*

Heybrook, Park Road, Rochdale, OL12 9BJ

Tel: 01706 630712

Howard Street, Howard Street, Rochdale, OL12 0PP

Tel: 01706 646103*

Meanwood, Churchill Street, Rochdale, OL12 7DJ

Tel: 01706 753240

Moorhouse, Crossley Street, Rochdale, OL16 4DR

Tel: 01706 837480

Newbold, Moss Street, Rochdale, OL16 5NL

Tel: 01706 649729*

Norden, Shawfield Street, Rochdale, OL12 7RQ

Tel: 01706 926740

Sandbrook, Hartley Lane, Rochdale, OL11 2LR

Tel: 01706 653677*




Boarshaw, Stanycliffe Lane, Middleton, M24 2PB

Tel: 0161 6558850*

Hollin, Tintern Road, Middleton, M24 6PJ

Tel: 0161 6554429*

Kirkway, Kirkway, Middleton, M24 1FL

Tel: 01706 972292

Langley, Windermere Road, Middleton, M24 4LA

Tel: 0161 6539526*



Derby Street, Derby Street, Heywood, OL10 4QJ

Tel: 01706 369889

Woodland, Regent Street, Heywood, OL10 3BX

Tel: 01706 624916*



Littleborough, Denhurst Road, Littleborough, OL15 9LD

Tel: 01706 378166


*  = These centres offer full day care.

Further Information

For further information on the Direct to Midwife campaign, please have a look at our leaflet.