Domino Pilot Project CUMH
The Domino (Domiciliary Care In and Out of hospital) approach allows the midwife and/or the general practitioner to monitor the mother throughout her pregnancy, be with her in hospital and to continue to provide her with care when she returns home. This service choice is offered to low risk women within a five mile radius of the hospital attending the maternity services in CUMH. This approach gives mothers continuity of care, facilitates a hospital-based birth and provides an early return from hospital.
The Domino team support the philosophy that pregnancy and birth is a normal albeit life changing event. The Domino team aim to empower and educate women to give them the knowledge, skills and confidence to birth without medical intervention in a calm quiet environment with the support of a midwife who is known to them. To facilitate an early return home with the support of the Domino team to assist in the early days of initiating breastfeeding.
Martina Dillon, Lead Midwife, started in post in January 2014 and a team of Domino midwives is currently being formed. A patient information leaflet is available and additional information is available from Martina Dillon on 0867872396.
Domino Patient Information Leaflet