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Maternity Service is finalist for national award

The maternity service at Wirral University Teaching Hospital has been named a finalist in the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) annual national awards.

It has been shortlisted for Midwifery Service of the Year in the awards which recognise excellence, significant improvement and or innovation in the provision of maternity care and team working within the maternity service.

The awards also give recognition to a maternity service which has demonstrated an exemplary forward-looking and innovative approach to provision of the maternity service and a commitment to improving team working including with multi-disciplinary teams.

Debbie Edwards, Divisional Director of Nursing of Nursing and Midwifery, said: “It is fantastic that we have been named a finalist for such as prestigious award and it is great to be recognised for everything we’re doing to provide the best care possible for babies, mums and families who use our services.

“Our dedicated midwives, midwifery support workers, doctors, therapists along with support staff have worked so hard over the past year and our service is going from strength to strength.

“We opened our birthing unit in Seacombe Children’s Centre to support continuity of care, which was one of the first of its type in the country. Our maternity colleagues have also supported the establishment of the Wirral Maternity Voices Partnership whereby all women and their families who use our service can have a voice and help shape our future.

“We are continuing to work innovatively so we can offer families the best possible midwifery service that we can deliver.”

The winners will be announced at the Annual RCM Awards in March.

Gill Walton, Chief Executive of the Royal College of Midwives(RCM), said: “The standard of entries has been extremely high, so to get this far is an outstanding achievement. The entries show how much innovation is going on in our maternity services, and how hard midwives, maternity support workers and the wider maternity team are working to deliver safe, high quality care to women, their babies and families. I Wirral University Teaching Hospital the best of luck at the awards ceremony in March.”

 

 

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For more details about the awards please visit: https://www.rcmawards.com/2019-shortlist