Midwives and specialists who work at Walsall Healthcare are giving potential new staff the chance to find out more about the opportunities on offer with an open day this weekend.
Saturday’s event, which runs from 9am to 2pm, will feature tours around Maternity Services at Walsall Manor Hospital. Attendees will be able to speak to midwives who work in the hospital and the community, meet specialists and discuss the work they are involved in and chat to service users about their experience.
They will also be able to find out more about the £1.6m refurbishment of Maternity Services that started yesterday (Monday 7 November).
The open day is in support of a forthcoming recruitment event to attract Midwives and Neonatal Nurses to come and make a difference to families in the Black Country. The Local Maternity and Neonatal System (LMNS) push is set for Wednesday 23 November at the Copthorne Hotel in Brierley Hill, near to the Merry Hill Centre.
Laura Parsons, Matron for Community, Midwifery-Led Unit and Outpatients Maternity at Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust said: “We wanted to showcase our services here in Walsall ahead of the LMNS event later this month.
“This Saturday will give potential midwives an insight into the services we run and a chance to talk to our staff to find out what makes the Black Country such a great place to work. We’re pleased to be supporting the upcoming LMNS recruitment event by staging this open day and also wanted to highlight the exciting refurbishment work that is getting underway today.”
The redevelopment work will take place in two phases. Phase One will focus on the current emergency entrance to the Maternity Unit which will become the new main entrance for maternity.
This stage of construction is expected to take around 20 weeks to complete.
Phase Two will concentrate on the bereavement suite. The current rooms will be repositioned to improve privacy for bereaved families, the work will also include additional soundproofing of the rooms and updating ensuite facilities for families. This stage is expected to take around ten weeks to finish.