9 September 2016 – Midwives call for public to help shape services

Posted on September 12, 2016 by AireAdmin No Comments

Midwives from Airedale Hospital are inviting people to join them for a special event to help redesign the midwifery service.

The Community Midwifery team is asking parents-to-be or anyone who has used midwifery services at any hospital or out in the community to come along to a special design event at Airedale Hospital on 23 September. The event, which is taking place from 9am to 1pm, will look at people’s experiences and expectations of a midwifery service and use them to make changes to and build upon the existing service.

A similar event took place in Keighley earlier this summer, and the outputs from both events will be used to shape the service – and to really make a difference to local parents and parents-to-be. Previous participants described the event as “enjoyable” and “great to be involved in designing the services we use”.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for local people to get involved in shaping their midwifery service”, explains Clare Luby, Community Midwife Manager. “Whether you’ve had a baby at Airedale in the past few years, are planning to give birth here or have experience of other midwifery services at different hospitals, we’d love to hear from you.

“Bringing a child into the world is such a special and exciting time, and we want to make sure mums-to-be get the best service possible from our midwives, both in the community and on Airedale Hospital’s labour ward. Our Maternity services were rated as ‘Good’ in the recent Care Quality Commission inspection report but there is always room for improvement and who better to ask than the people using our services? By sharing your experiences, explaining what you think works well and what can be improved, we can create a gold-standard service for our community.”

Refreshments will be provided at the event. To book, please contact Clare on 01535 292213.

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