14th Dec, 2017

Midwives getting muddy for new maternity unit

Laura Kearns 21st Aug, 2017

MIDWIVES are getting muddy for Warwick Hospital’s new maternity unit.

The group from South Warwickshire Foundation Trust will take on the Wolf Run on Sunday September 3 to raise money for the hospital’s Birth & Babies Appeal.

The appeal aims to raise £200,000 for enhancements to the new Midwife-Led centre which is due to open in early 2018.

And so far the team have already raised nearly half of their £1000 target through their Just Giving page.

Midwife Zoe Taylor said: “As passionate midwives this is a cause very close to our hearts and the money will ensure that the new unit is the best that it can be. We want new mums and future generations to have the finest possible birthing choices, and midwife led care is proven to have benefits for both mums and babies”.

The new birthing centre will have four birthing rooms each with their own en suite facilities and birthing pool.

Some of the items that will be purchased thanks to fundraising will pain relief machines for women in labour.

Deputy head of midwifery, Michelle Waterfall, said: “I am so pleased with the excitement from the community about the new birthing centre. Our midwives will be the ones working in it so it is fantastic that they are getting involved in the fundraising to make it feel like a home-from-home for women and their families”.

Visit www.justgiving.com/midwiveswolfrun to support the staff.

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