The Trust has received £80,000 from Health Education England’s Maternity Safety Training Fund, to be spent on providing multi-disciplinary training for staff who provide care for mothers and newborn babies.
Above: Trust’s maternity training team
The Trust’s maternity team plan to use the money to focus on training that will improve their skills further in the following areas: leadership; communication; multidisciplinary teamwork; and management of emergency situations skills and drills.
The team will also create a programme that will develop Trust staff who will, in future, train fellow colleagues. They hope to invite and work with key stakeholders during the training programme – which will be completed by March 2018.
The Trust’s head of midwifery, Katie Chilton, said:
“We’re very pleased to have received the maximum allocation of £80,000 from the Maternity Safety Training Fund, which will allow us to provide multi-disciplinary training for staff who provide care for over 5,500 mothers who give birth at the Trust each year. Whilst our services are rated highly by the women and their families who use them, we hope that the money will allow us to improve the care we provide even further.”