Pregnant women and new mums are being invited to share their views on local maternity services.

The NHS in the Black Country is asking people to get involved in shaping local maternity services by attending a 'Whose Shoes?' listening workshop in Wolverhampton on Tuesday 17 July.

It aims to understand what women and their families want and need at every stage of their maternity journey.

The workshop, taking place at Grand Station, Sun Street, Wolverhampton, from 10am to 2pm, is the latest in a series of events across the region.

Sally Roberts, Chief Nurse for the Black Country Local Maternity System, said: "These workshops give us a fantastic opportunity to hear the views of women and their families using maternity services.

"It also allows us to work with women and families to ensure the services we offer women during and after their pregnancy are safer and more personalised.

"Working together across the Black Country we want women and families to feel supported and listened to, ensuring the care they need before, during and after pregnancy is tailored to their needs, and is safe and delivered in line with their individual birth plan."

Councillor Hazel Malcolm, the City of Wolverhampton Council's Cabinet Member for Public Health and Wellbeing, said: "I would urge anyone who has experiences of maternity services in Wolverhampton to share their views by taking part in this workshop, and help ensure that families get the very best experience on their maternity journey."

To book a place on the workshop, please visit Type=links;Linkid=10491;Title=Whose Shoes;Target=_blank; or call 01922 603062. Babies and children are welcome to attend.

  • released: Tuesday 29 May, 2018