Stoke-on-Trent has a population of 255,3781 and Staffordshire has a population of 870,8002.
The University Hospital of North Midlands (UHNM) comprises of two hospitals. The Royal Stoke University Hospital (RSUH) and County Hospital are based in Stafford.
Home birth as an option is supported by the community midwifery teams from County Hospital or Royal Stoke University Hospital as part of the NHS Mandate. If women wish to choose a home birth the community teams will support this option following individual discussion around the benefits and risks.