No More Elective Caesareans At Treliske Hospital

Royal Cornwall Hospital at Treliske. Photo © Copyright Tony Atkin and licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence

A new NHS Cornwall and Isles of Scilly policy has graded elective Caesarean sections for non-clinical reasons as low priority and they won’t be funded by our local NHS.

This means that if you’re sent to the mainland to give birth, you won’t be able to have one unless it’s felt necessary by clinicians.

A committee passed the decision on 7th June and this won’t be reviewed unless the NICE agency says so.

It was this time last year when the Prime Minister’s wife Samantha Cameron gave birth at the Royal Cornwall to a daughter Florence after undergoing a C-section. The birth method has been favoured by celebrities who have earned them the label in the Daily Mail newspaper of “mums that are too posh to push.”

Caesarean sections are on average £800 more expensive than a traditional birth.

 



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