Ob­stet­ric scan­ning for Oban

The Oban Times - - News -

FROM this week women in Ar­gyll and Bute ac­cess­ing the ob­stet­ric scan­ning ser­vice can be scanned closer to home thanks to a new ser­vice in Oban.

The new ser­vice, which started on Mon­day April 10 is run from Lorn and Is­lands Hos­pi­tal in Oban and has been a much longed-for fa­cil­ity in the area.

Jaki Lam­bert, con­sul­tant lead mid­wife for the area, ex­plained that women would pre­vi­ously have trav­elled to Glas­gow to be scanned and the team is ex­cited now to be able to of­fer this in the lo­cal area.

Jaki said: ‘Ante-natal scan­ning has de­vel­oped and pro­gressed with the im­prove­ments in tech­nol­ogy so it re­quires a much higher level of ex­per­tise and train­ing.

‘Lo­cal women have told us that this is a ser­vice they want lo­cally and we are pleased to have a great team that has the skills to en­able these ser­vices to be of­fered.’

This new ser­vice will al­low women to ac­cess all the planned di­ag­nos­tic and screen­ing ser­vices that are now rec­om­mended in preg­nancy and have never been of­fered be­fore in the area, such as first trimester screen­ing, de­tailed scans and growth scans.

Un­planned care – for ex­am­ple, early preg­nancy scans – will con­tinue to be pro­vided in Glas­gow as cur­rent rec­om­men­da­tions re­quire that they need to be within a des­ig­nated early preg­nancy ser­vice.

The new team is made up of He­len Payne and Becky Brown. He­len is a sono­g­ra­pher with nine years of ex­pe­ri­ence in ob­stet­ric and gen­eral scan­ning, as well as a post­grad­u­ate de­gree in di­ag­nos­tic ul­tra­sound. She also works as a part-time guest lec­turer in ob­stet­ric ul­tra­sound at the Univer­sity of Cum­bria and is a men­tor and asses­sor for the univer­sity.

Becky is also qual­i­fied in ob­stet­ric ul­tra­sound hav­ing com­pleted a full post­grad­u­ate cer­tifi­cate and brings her wealth of mid­wifery ex­pe­ri­ence in Camp­bel­town and un­der­stand­ing of ru­ral mid­wifery to en­hance the ser­vice.

Jaki added: ‘This has come about af­ter much team work and col­lab­o­ra­tion be­tween mid­wifery, ra­di­ol­ogy and man­age­ment teams across the Health and So­cial Care Part­ner­ship in Ar­gyll and Bute, as well as sup­port from Greater Glas­gow and Clyde and across NHS High­land.

‘This is an ex­cit­ing time for ev­ery­one in­volved in set­ting up the new ser­vice, which will be con­tin­u­ously au­dited to make sure we are meet­ing the needs of Ar­gyll and Bute fam­i­lies.’

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