Pregnant women and parents are being invited to take part in a workshop this week aimed at further improving Walsall Healthcare’s Maternity and Community Services.
The Whose Shoes workshop is taking place on Friday 1 December at Walsall Manor Hospital and is an opportunity for consultants, midwives, health visitors, support workers and managers to engage with women throughout Walsall.
The creative and interactive session will involve staff and parents in exploring issues related to dignity, compassion and respect within maternity care.
Nicola Wenlock, Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust Divisional Director of Midwifery, Gynaecology and Sexual Health, said: “We are always looking for ways to improve our services and never lose sight of the fact that women deserve the most individualised care we can provide.
“We want women to feel supported and listened to and for their families to feel reassured that they are in good, safe, hands. But this is something we need to work on together with women’s feedback, ideas and suggestions absolutely key to us shaping the Trust for the future. Whose Shoes will give everyone taking part the opportunity and the space to really consider how we can collectively make an impact.”
The event will take place between 9.30am and 12.30pm in Rooms 12 and 13 in the Manor Learning and Conference Centre at Walsall Manor Hospital. Parent and volunteer participants are welcome to join in around the school or nursery run and can bring their babies along too. All staff working with pregnant families and parents in Walsall are invited to come along.
To book a place on this free workshop please email Julie Newton at Julie.Newton@walsallhealthcare.nhs.uk