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Families help shape future of local maternity care

Local women, parents and families are invited to attend a feedback event on Wednesday (26 September) and find out how their voices have helped to shape maternity services in the Black Country and West Birmingham.

Over the last year, NHS organisations in Wolverhampton, Dudley, Walsall, Sandwell and West Birmingham have talked to more than 200 women and families about their experience of using local maternity services at 4 listening workshops.

The workshops allowed clinicians, maternity service users, carers, staff and commissioners to walk in other people's shoes whilst exploring a range of scenarios and topics. At the event this week, feedback from these workshops and an action plan going forward will be presented.

Sally Roberts, Chief Nurse for the Black Country and West Birmingham Local Maternity System said: "These workshops have been a fantastic opportunity to hear the views from local women and families using our maternity services.

"The insight we gained has been invaluable in helping to shape and develop a future maternity service across the Black Country and West Birmingham which will offer women safe, supportive and high quality personalised care during and after their pregnancy. We look forward to sharing our findings."

Councillor Hazel Malcolm, the City of Wolverhampton Council's Cabinet Member for Public Health and Wellbeing, said: "This is a great chance for anyone, particularly those who took part in the listening event in Wolverhampton this summer, to find out how services will be developed to help ensure that families get the very best experience on their maternity journey."

The event will take place on Wednesday from 10am to 2pm at the Holiday Inn, Walsall M6 Junction 10, WS2 0BS. To book a place, place visit LMS: You Said, We Did or call 01922 618388. Babies and children are welcome to attend.

  • released: Monday 24 September, 2018