|Trust approves funding for ten additional midwives|
|Written by Communications Team|
Trust Chief Executive, Andrew Liles, took time to celebrate with staff in the hospital’s maternity unit earlier this week as the Trust has recently agreed a further ten new midwifery posts for the department.
Said Head of Maternity Services, Sandra Houston: “We are delighted that the Trust has recognised the need to expand our excellent team of midwives by a further ten new posts. This will ensure local women have the very best possible maternity services here at St Peter’s Hospital. Over the last year we have once again seen the number of women choosing to have their babies here increase, with over 4,200 births in the department during the last financial year. We want to be able to provide the very best care for local women and these new posts will help us do that. We have also had a really successful recruitment campaign recently and the unit really is going from strength to strength. It’s a real boost to staff to have the Chief Executive come along to celebrate with them and to have a tour of the unit.”
Chief Executive, Andrew Liles (centre), with Head of Maternity Services Sandra Houston (fifth from left), Matron Alison Howker (sixth from left) and midwives from the unit
Chief Executive, Andrew Liles added: “We are extremely proud of our maternity services and over the past few years the numbers of births have been steadily increasing. That’s a real endorsement of the quality of care our midwives are giving and good news for the unit who can take real pride in their work. Adding a further ten new posts underlines the importance we place on ensuring we continue to offer the very best care and, on the back of our recent announcement to develop a Midwifery Led Unit, on our ambition to have one of the best maternity departments in the country.”
|Last Updated on Monday, 28 May 2012 09:40|