Airedale hospital’s midwives are inviting parents to give their feedback at a special coffee and cake event to celebrate the International Day of the Midwife.
The event will take place on Saturday 5 May in the hospital’s education centre lounge and is open to all parents who have had babies at Airedale. Parents can come along with their children between 1pm and 5pm and will have the chance to chat to midwives, talk about their experiences of maternity services and leave feedback to steer any future improvements. Drinks and cakes will be on offer and there will be activities for children including face painting and glitter tattoos. Visitors will also have the opportunity to have a tour of the labour ward.
Those attending are also encouraged to enter the cake competition ‘The Great Midwifery Cake Off’, where participants bake and bring in a maternity themed cake which will then be judged. Cakes should be brought to the event by 4pm.
Fiona McFadyen, labour ward manager, says “We are really proud of the services our midwives offer here at Airedale, and the International Day of the Midwife is a great opportunity to celebrate everything we do to care for mothers and babies. We want people who have used our services to come in and tell their story, and that’s why we’re putting on this event.
“At Airedale we always strive to provide the best quality care possible, so we’re keen to hear from people who can give us feedback about their experience of using our pre- and post-natal care, labour ward and community midwives so that we can continue to improve in the future.
“We’re really excited to welcome back parents who have used our services recently and in the past – you’re welcome to come along whether you had a baby last week or 20 years ago!”
The event is free and will take place between 1pm and 5pm. Visitors should make their way to the education centre, building 18. There will be free parking available on the day in the building 18 car park.
International Day of the Midwife is celebrated every year on 5 May and celebrates and advocates for the many ways that midwives provide quality care to women, their newborns and families. This year’s theme is ‘midwives leading the way with quality care’. More information is available at http://internationalmidwives.org/events/idotm/