BRADFORD Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Airedale NHS Foundation Trust have both been given an “About The Same” rating following a survey in maternity care.

The survey was carried out by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). At Airedale hospital 103 patients responded after giving birth in February last year. Their ratings were labour and birth, 9.3/10; staff during labour and birth, 8.9/10; and care in hospital after the birth, 8.0/10.

At Bradford Royal Infirmary the ratings from 119 patients were 8.8/10 for labour and birth; 9.1/10 for staff during labour and birth and 7.7/10 for care in hospital after the birth.

The CQC said women were asked questions about all aspects of their maternity care from the first time they saw a clinician or midwife, during labour and birth, through to the care provided at home in the weeks following the arrival of their baby.

Each Trust received a rating of “About The Same”, “Better”, or “Worse”.

Professor Ted Baker, CQC’s Chief Inspector of Hospitals, said: “This year’s survey shows some very positive results about the quality of maternity care being provided. This is testament to efforts and dedication of staff.”