The Highland Midwife is a 3-part documentary series that follows the work of midwives in rural parts of Scotland.
Status: In Development
Runtime: 60 minutes
The Highland Midwife - Lorn and Islands Hospital - Netflix
Lorn & Islands Hospital is a rural general hospital in Oban, Argyll, Scotland. It is run by NHS Highland. The Hospital is located on the southern outskirts of Oban. It is a modern facility, purpose built to act as a hub for the provision of both acute care and community services.
The Highland Midwife - Services - Netflix
Since this facility opened it has been possible for a number of services to be run from one location, where previously they had been provided from some smaller facilities located across the district. A range of services are provided and the hospital has 66 inpatient beds and a multi-purpose day hospital. As a rural general hospital, the general medical and general surgical services are consultant-led. There is also a midwife-led service to provide maternity care. In September 2009 it achieved stage 1 of the baby-friendly accredition programme. A multi-disciplinary team treats patients who are admitted to the hospital following a stroke. The stroke team offers continuity to patients from admission to the point of discharge and even into the community, where appropriate. Although plans to offer a dentistry treatment service from the hospital have been approved, by March 2014 there was still no confirmation about when this would be operational.
The Highland Midwife - References - Netflix