Fifth birthday party for maternity care

Fran Taylor

Baroness Cumberlege paid a visit to maternity services at Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust (MTW) to celebrate its fifth anniversary of integrated maternity care.

The Baroness is the independent Chair of the National Maternity Review, which was commissioned by NHS England this year to assess current provision and help shape future services.

She met staff at Tunbridge Wells Hospital and Maidstone Birth Centre as well as Crowborough Birth Centre, which the Trust took over in April.

The Trust has been selected as a ‘Maternity Choice and Personalisation Pioneer’ to help implement the recommendations from the review.

Jenny Cleary, Head of Midwifery, Gynaecology and Sexual Health at MTW, said: “Our philosophy is to ensure that each woman experiences the highest standard of care. We are committed to improving choice and personalisation for women accessing our maternity services.”

Baroness Cumberlege commented: “I have been impressed by maternity staff across Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust who are clearly committed to maximising positive outcomes – both physical health and mental wellbeing – for the mother, baby and the family as a whole.”

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