Congratulations to midwives Amy Keates and Jessica Parker who won an Integration Innovation award at this year’s national Black and Minority Ethnic Health & Care Awards for their work with the Kernow Maternity Voices Partnership and TravellerSpace Charity to set up a midwifery service tailored for the traveller community in St Day.
HRH The Princess Royal who is a patron of the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) met with midwives, maternity support workers (MSWs), student midwives and other members of staff at The Princess Alexandra Maternity Wing on Friday (26th July), for royal recognition of the work carried out to improve the unit.
Chief Executive and General Secretary of the Royal College of Midwives, Gill Walton, has made a three-day visit to Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly this week, finding out about the progress the Royal Cornwall Hospital’s midwifery team has been making to ensure its services are brilliant for families and for staff.
Simulation in clinical training has long been a valuable strategy for teaching, learning and evaluating skills. For Practice Development Midwife Sarah-Jane Pedler, simulations in midwifery education have been especially pivotal to the improvement of patient-first care and to the development of services currently available.
A brilliant show of teamwork by maternity service colleagues cycling from Truro Birth Centre to Penrice Birth Centre to celebrate International Day of the Midwife on Sunday 5 May and to mark the resumption of 24/7 midwife cover at the St Austell Centre.