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2015 Maternity Care Survey

The survey was sent to a random sample of women who gave birth in Scotland in Febraury and March 2015 for completion between May and August 2015. The survey provides high quality and comprehensive information on women's experiences of maternity care in 2015 and repeats the survey undertaken in 2013.

A total of 5,025 questionnaires were sent out and 2,036 were returned, giving a response rate of 41 per cent. More information on the survey design, response rates and methodology can be found in the Technical Report.

The survey was undertaken in partnership with the Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professions (NMAHP) Research Unit. The Unit is jointly run by Glasgow Caledonian University and the University of Stirling.

A Privacy Impact Assessment regarding sharing the survey datasets with the Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professions (NMAHP) Research Unit was completed and can be viewed using the link below:

Survey Materials


National Results

The national report presents results for Scotland at each stage of women's maternity care: antenatal care, labour and postnatal care in hospital and at home.



NHS Board and Hospital Results

Reports for mainland NHS Boards and larger maternity units can be found below. They provide detailed results for each survey question as well as comparisons with Scotland. Please note there are no separate reports for Orkney, Shetland or the Western Isles due to the small number of births. Spreadsheets with results will be provided separately to these Boards.

NHS Board

NHS Ayrshire & Arran

University Hospital Crosshouse

NHS Borders

Borders General Hospital

NHS Dumfries & Galloway

Dumfries & Galloway Royal Infirmary

NHS Fife

Victoria Hospital

NHS Forth Valley

Forth Valley Royal Hospital

NHS Grampian

Aberdeen Maternity Hospital

Dr Grays Hospital

NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde

Royal Alexandra Hospital

The Princess Royal Maternity Unit

Southern General Hospital

NHS Highland

Raigmore Hospital

NHS Lanarkshire

Wishaw General Hospital

NHS Lothian

Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh (Little France)

St. John's Hospital

NHS Tayside

Ninewells Hospital