Why choose us?

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The Wessex Fetal Medicine Unit is a specialised regional centre, with close and established links to other specialties. We often need to share care with them before and after birth to ensure the best outcome for the mother and her baby.

Families come to the unit from a wide area stretching from Dorset to the Channel Islands. We are also within easy access of the M27.

Our team of skilled professionals who will care for you aim to provide a personal service in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. They will deliver high quality fetal medicine consultation and care.

The unit is at the forefront of training, research and development. We participate in major national trials and run training sessions for healthcare professionals from across the UK. These courses include fetal echocardiology, teaching scanners and consultants how to look for heart problems, 4D scanning course and multidisciplinary study days.

We have developed a Fetal Medicine Network which aims to standardise practice across the region and serve as an educational arena.

The network also considers recent research and National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidelines, to influence changes and reflect best practice.