Darley Birth Centre - now closed

Darley Birth Centre provided a midwife led home from home atmosphere for women giving birth. Since 2008 the centre offered water births. 

In 2011 the local Primary Care Trust (PCT) undertook a review of Maternity care at Darley Birth Centre and Corbar in Buxton, the result being that both units closed  permanently on 1st July 2012.

We of course fought the closure plan from the start but were unable to move the PCT in their opinion that the unit was financially unviable and that at least £300,000 would be saved each year. 

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MHLOF members and supporters at Darley Birth Centre (Dec 2010)

The video above was produced in early 2011 when closure was
already being considered by the Primary Care Trust!

Video © Chesterfield Royal Hospital

Projects we have funded:

  • Partially funded the building & other upgrades
  • Major funder of the Birth pool
  • Foetal heart rate monitor

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