Milton Keynes University Hospital continues to offer Entonox during labour amongst concerns

Date: 16/03/2023

You may have seen concerns raised recently at other NHS organisations around the use of Entonox (also known as gas and air) in Maternity services in England. 

We understand this may have caused some concerns for birthing people, however, we would like to provide reassurance that Milton Keynes University Hospital (MKUH) is not currently affected. The Maternity Unit at MKUH recently installed an Anaesthetic gas scavenging system as a way of ensuring that our supply of Entonox is safe for all.

If you have any questions or concerns, please speak with your Midwife or the Ward Manager.