Midwives in Walsall are looking forward to some new arrivals of their own following a successful recruitment event at the weekend.
Seventeen new midwives were recruited last Saturday and another couple who couldn’t make it on the day have interviews lined up.
Outpatients Matron at Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust Laura Parsons said: “We are thrilled at how well our fifth recruitment event went.
“Being able to interview 17 passionate, enthusiastic candidates on the day and offer them roles was fantastic. We are so proud that so many want to join the #RealMidwivesofWalsall and look forward to welcoming them to our hospital and community services where they will be making a real difference to our women and families at one of the most important times in their lives.”
Laura added that the Trust had recruited a mixture of internal and external students midwives, return to practice midwives and some Band 5 and Band 6 colleagues.
Leanne O’Flaherty, Maternity Inpatient Matron, added: “Visitors to the recruitment day were all able to look at displays that our senior team had put together to showcase our maternity services – with our Specialist Bereavement Midwife Laura Atkinson winning a prize for the most eye catching display as chosen by our Care Group Pa Silinder Dhillon.
“We were so encouraged to hear feedback from our new recruits where they told us they couldn’t wait to join our teams and were impressed at the support that is offered to our staff. We are looking forward to welcoming them all to Walsall.”
Walsall Healthcare offers a host of specialist midwifery services to support mums-to-be and their families and runs an Early Bird Clinic which means women can book directly and very early in their pregnancy journey.
It also offers an excellent orientation and preceptorship programme to support new starters and is involved in research through the PRODUCT study and the Oasi2 trial.
In addition, Walsall Healthcare is pleased to offer The Clinical Fellowship Programme for Midwives.
This means Qualified Band 5 and Band 6 Midwives will get;
- A substantive Midwifery post
- Access to a fully funded master’s degree
- A career and professional development plan
- Coaching and mentoring
The Clinical Fellowship Programme (CFP) has been developed in partnership with The University of Wolverhampton and provides an opportunity for midwives to study up to and including masters level i.e. PG Cert, PG Dip or Masters, all fully funded by the Trust.