Perinatal Service Referral Criteria


Referrals are accepted by telephoning the ward on 01785 221560

If referrals are received by local Community Mental Health Teams as urgent/crisis it is up to that team to assess first and then discuss with us prior to processing referral. Please provide us with a current assessment, Well Being / Recovery Plan and risk assessment.

Funding is required for patients residing in Scotland and Wales.


  • Postpartum Psychosis
  • Bipolar Affective Disorder
  • Schizo-affective disorder and other psychoses
  • Other serious / complex conditions
  • Mothers with these conditions under the age of 18, if there is a significant perinatal mental illness and they are likely to be the infant's principal carer. Inpatient Mother and Baby Units are suitable for the admission of a young mother but the admission will be managed in colaboration with Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) and Social Services.
  • Women in the antenatal period over 28 weeks gestation who are experiencing a moderate to severe depression.
  • Previous puerperal psychosis.
  • Previous depression resulting in hospital admission
  • Current moderate to severe depression.
  • Minimum age of mother is 16+.

We accept referrals from:

  • GPs
  • Midwives
  • Health Visitors
  • Liaison
  • RAID
  • Crisis
  • CMHT
  • Maternity / Obstetrician

Mental Health Perinatal (Brockington Mother and Baby Unit) Contact Details

The Brockington Mother & Baby Unit
St. Chad's House
St. George’s Hospital
Corporation Street
ST16 3AG

Tel: 01785 221560 (Ward)
Tel: 01785 221554 (Secretary)

Wendy Hallows, Service Manager

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Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Trust Headquarters, St. George's Hospital, Corporation Street, Stafford ST16 3SR


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