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Come along to a ‘Whose Shoes?’ local maternity workshop

Press release – issued 31 August 2018
2018/055

Come along to a ‘Whose Shoes?’ local maternity workshop

Wye Valley NHS Trust is asking pregnant women, new mums and their families to get involved in a fun interactive workshop to help shape local maternity services. 

The Trust will hold its first ‘Whose Shoes?’ maternity listening workshop on 25 September 2018, from 10am to 2pm, at the Town Hall Hereford. 

‘Whose Shoes’ workshop is a free event, which uses a specially-designed board game to ask key questions about how maternity services could be improved with a focus on ensuring continuity of care for women and their families throughout their maternity journey. 

Helen Price, deputy head of midwifery and nursing at Wye Valley NHS Trust, said: “This is a great opportunity to gather views and feedback from pregnant women, new mums and their families to understand what they need at every stage of their maternity journey.  

“Local midwives and GPs are also invited to take part in the interactive workshop, alongside women and their families.  They key purpose of the workshop is to have fun whilst sharing experiences in a comfortable environment and light refreshments will also be available.” 

This workshop is the result of local NHS organisations working together as a Local Maternity System (LMS).  The LMS has been set up in response to NHS England’s Better Births report, which sets out a vision for safer, more personalised maternity care that reflects women’s choices and offers continuing joined-up care. 

If you would like to attend the event or find out more email lynne.compton@wvt.nhs.uk or call on 01432 355444 ext 3127.

 

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Note to editors:

Wye Valley NHS Trust is a provider health services across Herefordshire and beyond.

The Trust exists to improve the wellbeing, independence and health of the people we serve. We are the leading provider of health care in Herefordshire.

By working closely with our partners, we can make good our promise to deliver a quality of care we would want for ourselves, our families and our friends.

With an estimated annual turnover of around £180 million, we employ around 2,700 plus staff. We aim to build new relationships between our staff, patients, service users and their carers with the wider community.

For further information please contact:

Wye valley NHS Trust communications team 01432 372928 or 01432 355444 x5105.

Contact Details

John Burnett
Communication and engagement manager
Tel: 01432 372928
Email: John.Burnett@wvt.nhs.uk

Amanda Millichip
Communications officer
Tel: 01432 355444 Ext: 5105
Email: Amanda.Millichip@wvt.nhs.uk

Fiona Gurney
Communications officer
Tel: 01432 355444 Ext: 5105
Email:  Fiona.gurney@wvt.nhs.uk

 

Postal address:

Wye Valley NHS Trust
The County Hospital
Trust Headquarters
Union Walk
Hereford
HR1 2ER

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