Hospital support

***PLEASE NOTE***
All hospital support visits are suspended until further notice. Please see our online support groups page for up to date information on alternative support options in the meantime.

Support whilst you’re on the maternity unit at York Hospital

Some of our peer supporters undertake additional training in order to be able to support mothers/parents in the initiation of breastfeeding in the early days whilst on the maternity unit.

Our volunteers have recently been able to return to G2 at York Hospital following the slight relaxation of coronavirus restrictions and we are so pleased to be back! We try attend as often as possible but cannot guarantee when a peer supporter will be available on the ward.

What families have to say about our hospital support

Although the hospital staff were a great help as we tried to establish breastfeeding, it was the visit from the Treasure Chest volunteer on our second evening which really got me through those first few days. She was so friendly, knowledgeable and supportive. And her fresh perspective was greatly received.

A Mum who gave birth Feb 2017