Pembrokeshire’s midwives shortlisted for national midwifery award
Withybush Hospital’s Midwife Led Unit team have been shortlisted for a EuroKing Better Births Award at the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) Midwifery Awards 2017.
The team who have delivered midwife led care at the hospital since 2014, have been recognised for their work to ensure the service they provide for mums-to-be meets one or more of the aims of the Royal College’s Better Births Initiative.
Julie Wall, Senior Midwife and Service Delivery Manager, said: “I am so proud of the team and really pleased that the Withybush MLU team have been shortlisted for a national RCM Award.
“Next we look forward to a presentation and interview about our work to meet the aims of the Better Births Initiative before the winner is announced in March. I am keeping all fingers crossed that they will win the award.”
The Better Births Initiative focuses on three themes that are important for high quality maternity care:
- Facilitating normal births for the majority and normality for all women
- Increasing access to midwifery-led continuity of carer
- Raising awareness to reduce maternal and newborn health inequalities
Bernardine Rees OBE, Chair of Hywel Dda University Health Board, added her congratulations: “I am so proud and delighted for the midwifery team at Withybush Hospital. It is brilliant news and no more than they deserve; not only for the service model they have worked tirelessly to introduce, but the significant culture change the whole team has embraced in very challenging times.”
The winners will be announced at the Annual RCM Midwifery Awards Lunch 2017 on 7 March 2017 at The Brewery, London.
For more information about the awards please visit www.rcmawards.com
Photo: Pembrokeshire's Midwives Shortlisted for National Award.