Update on home birth services across Sussex and Eastbourne Midwifery Unit (EMU)

We are very pleased to announce that support for home births is restarting across Sussex.

All of our hospital trusts are reintroducing their home birth services for anyone who wishes to birth at home.

Further to this the Eastbourne Midwifery Unit will re-open from Monday 8 February.

These changes are because the pressure on the South East Coast Ambulance Service has improved and they are again able to offer support with emergency transfer to hospital, if needed.

If you had a home birth scheduled, or would like to have a home birth, please speak to your midwife about the options available to you.

Eastbourne Midwifery Unit (EMU) is re-opening for births from 8am on Monday 8th February 2021, this short delay is to allow for the reallocation of staff who have been working in different areas while EMU has been closed for births.

Thank you for your support during the recent changes to the way our services worked to keep everyone safe.