We are committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience – regardless of ability or browsing technology and including those who have visual, hearing, motor and cognitive impairments.

The internet has helped to change the way people work and communicate. We want to give control to users and let you decide how you view the site. Our website offers accessibility options that are easy to discover, understand and select. The site aims to achieve overall compliance with the Web Accessibility Initiative’s (WAI) guidelines.

For more information on the guidelines, please visit the WAI’s website.


Increasing the text size
If you find the text on this site is too small, you can change it easily. To adjust your browser’s settings:

  • In Microsoft Internet Explorer, go to the View menu, select Text Size and then either Larger or Largest.
  • In Mozilla Firefox, go to the View menu and choose Zoom and then Zoom In until you reach the size you require.
  • In Safari, go to the View menu and choose Make Text Bigger until you reach the size you require.

Changing the colours
If you use magnification technology you may want to change the site colours, as white can give an uncomfortable glare. To do this, simply change the preferences in your browser:

  • In Microsoft Internet Explorer, go to the Tools menu, select Internet Options, select Colours at the bottom of the General tab and make changes to text and background colours in the Colours panel.
  • In Mozilla Firefox, go to Tools, select Options, select Colours in the middle of the Content tab and make changes to text and background colours in the Colours panel.

Our use of images
All content images used in this site include descriptive ALT attributes. Those in purely decorative graphics or used for layout include blank ALT attributes.


Visual design
This site uses cascading style sheets (CSS) for visual layout. If your browser or browsing device does not support style sheets at all, the content of each page will still be readable.


Useful links
The following websites have useful advice and information about web accessibility:

  • World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
  • W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
  • Guidelines for UK Government websites
  • RNIB Web Access Centre
  • Equality and Human Rights Commission
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Local Maternity and Neonatal System

Coronavirus Information

For the latest information on measures put in place across maternity services in Herefordshire and Worcestershire, please contact your midwife or visit the relevant website for updates:

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust

Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust (perinatal mental health services)

Wye Valley NHS Trust


Keep up-to-date with all the latest coronavirus pregnancy and birth advice at, which also has links to helpful resources including a range of topical videos and  leaflets and an animation.
Alternatively contact NHS111 or in an emergency dial 999.