Maternity services

On this page you can find information about maternity services in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. This includes information about the types of maternity services available, what users of maternity services had to say about their experiences, and how you can have your say about the services you use.

We want to ensure that for every mother, wherever they live and whatever their circumstances, pregnancy and childbirth will be a safe and positive experience, so that mothers and their partner can begin parenting feeling confident, capable, well supported and able to give their child a secure start to life. 

Kernow's Maternity Voices Partnership

The core purpose of the Kernow Maternity Voices Partnership (MVP) is to make sure that NHS maternity services are planned, designed and delivered by service users, commissioners, NHS and voluntary and community sector providers working together in partnership as equals. Plans could relate to choice and personalisation, improving safety, and/or improving women’s experience and reducing inequalities. 

If you would like to join the local Maternity Voices Partnership or have your say on your maternity experiences, please contact Georgie Watson, Chair, by email at

Penhaligons Friends

Penhaligons Friends is a Cornish charity supporting bereaved children, young people, parents and carers throughout the county. They offer children and young people the chance to meet others and share their experiences, as well as practical resources for children and parents.