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About Maternity Services

Welcome to NHS Western Isles Maternity Services. We hope you find the information on this site useful, and would be happy to help if you have any questions.

The main Maternity Service is run from the Maternity Ward within the Western Isles Hospital in Stornoway. Here we have around 200 deliveries a year and deal with all aspects of midwifery, from early pregnancy through to postnatal care. Catherine Macdonald is our Midwifery Manager, Catherine Gillies is Team Leader and we also have a


team of midwives and health care assistants. We have two Consultant Obstetricians. The team is supported by sonagraphers, dieticians and physiotherapists within the hospital.

In the Uists and Barra there are two midwives. They take care of women through their pregnancies and liaise with Consultants where required. Sometimes delivery needs to be arranged for either the Western Isles hospital or a mainland hospital.


t. 01851 708301
m. 07769932189

Balivanich Clinic
t. 01870 603354

Maternity Cover in Uists


Clach Mhile Surgery
t. 01871 810665
m. 07580384601
Maternity Cover in Barra

 Pregnant? Tell me

When you find out you are pregnant contact the unit and we will arrange a booking appointment.

 Supervisors of Midwives

Supervisors of Midwives (SOMs) are here to support you in  your pregnancy and during birth, and to actively promote a safe standard of midwifery practice. Learn more about SOMs and how to contact them
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