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Halesworth Midwifery Hub

The Midwifery Hub is within the Consortium Multi Academy Trust Offices.

27 Norwich Rd
Halesworth
IP19 8BX

Please use the entrance door at the rear of the building marked Midwifery Entrance. This is located off New Cut which is accessed via Station road if travelling by car.

Free parking (2 Hours) is available in public car parks in Halesworth with the closest to the Midwifery Hub being on Station Road (approx. 1- 2 mins walk). This is approached via Quay Street by road.

Please the do not park in the car park at Chinney’s as this is a private car park and the access to the Midwifery Hub is via the rear of the building only.

Meet Opal team...

Alyesha Reade 

Hello I’m Alyesha. I’ve worked as a midwife at the JPUH since 2016, and have spent the last three and a half years supporting families as a community midwife. I’m so excited to be working in the Opal Continuity
Team and to give families high quality, personalised care. As a hypnobirth practitioner, I’m passionate about giving women the knowledge and confidence to birth their babies without fear.

Outside of work I love socialising, reading and a good series binge.

Kirsti Parslow-Williams 

Hello, I’m Kirsti. As a midwife and a hypnobirth practitioner, I am an advocate for normal birth and breastfeeding. I am passionate about supporting you through your pregnancy journey into parenthood.

As a mum of three amazing children, I’m kept busy currently with homework, baking and I love to get out for a run with Winter (the family dog).

Emily Housman

My name is Emily and I feel very lucky to be part of this fantastic team of midwives who are passionate about supporting you to have a pregnancy and birth where you feel listened to, cared for and empowered! I trained to be a doula and a midwife in London, and have since become an antenatal educator, Imagery practitioner (mind-body connection), and hypopressives trainer (pelvic floor health & recovery).

After spending much of my life living abroad in warmer countries, I moved back to the Suffolk country-side in 2018 where I love my work as a midwife with women and their families (and also enjoy developing
the arts of wild swimming, growing vegetables and drinking bubbly!).

Eva Edwards

Hi, I’m Eva. I grew up in rural Suffolk and am so excited that I have the opportunity to work in this area.
As a midwife I am passionate about empowering women! I love the idea of supporting women to make individualised decisions throughout pregnancy and then helping them to achieve these during birth and beyond. I look forward to working with you and your family to create positive experiences of your pregnancy and childbirth journey!

Outside of work I enjoy travel, long walks and dancing in the sunshine!

Jo Kerry

Hello, I’m Jo. I’ve been a community midwife for some years now and am an advocate for women centred care. I am really excited to be able to get to know you and your families, and supporting you through such an exciting and life changing experience! 

Away from work I have a special interest in cruising to exotic places. (I don’t mention it much!) I have a grown up family, and 2 dogs - who are thoroughly spoilt. I might also enjoy the odd bit of bubbly too!

Donna Broome

Hi I’m Donna, I have worked for the James Paget as a community midwife for many years and I am very much looking forward to providing support, advice and care to women and their families as part of the Opal continuity team.

I‘m married, have 3 grown up children and an old fluff ball for a dog! For hobbies I enjoy reading, long weekend walks, eating out and snowboarding (providing I can still fit in my salopettes after all the eating out!). I love a good giggle with friends, family, colleagues and with the women I care for. My goal is to ensure all our women have the most positive childbearing journey possible.

Caroline Fox

Name: Caroline. Age: 385 in dog years. Significant other: Long suffering paramedic husband Matthew. Offspring: One self-functioning girl hopefully off to university later this year. Pets: Surrogate fur baby Jack Russell Isla & 2 old needy hair shedding cats. Hobbies: Long-standing sewing habit, sampling different flavour gin & being a social butterfly . Favourite food: All things cheese. Favourite holiday destination: Menorca. Funeral songs: Bohemian Rhapsody, YMCA & Dancing Queen. Midwifery Career: Old style
trained nurse/midwife 1988-1993. Commenced worked at JPUH after returning to Suffolk to deliver my nephew in 1997 and niece in 2001. My sister has a lot to be responsible for… My aim is to spend my twilight years looking after women and babies with the utmost care and dedication they deserve.

Contact the team...

By email: opalteam@jpaget.nhs.uk

By phone: 07709 086 146

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