Maternity Voices Partnership
In May 2018 we were delighted to launch the Wigan Borough Maternity Voices Partnership (MVP) with our partner, Wrightington Wigan and Leigh NHS FT, who run the local maternity services. Together we invite local mums and dads who are using or have recently used maternity services to talk to us and give us feedback. Both maternity commissioners from the CCG and nursing and service managers from the hospital maternity services lead the engagement sessions to help us improve both the services and the way we commission them.
The group, made up of parents and staff, meet informally every few months over a brew to discuss local services! Little ones are welcome to come along too, we provide creche facilities.
We are working with the group to implement the recommendations arising from the National Maternity Review, “Better Births”. Click here to see the “Better Births” report.
What difference did people make?
The first event was held in May 2018. A copy of the notes from this event is below:
Following the event in May 2018 we produced a “You Said, We Listened” document which describes how all the feedback was taken forward to improve local maternity services. This document is below:
The second event was held in October 2018. The notes and a “You Said, We Listened” document with feedback from the event can be found below:
The following poster summarises the work of the MVP in 2018:
Click here to download a copy of the poster below:
See below notes and a 'You Said, We Listened' with feedback from our Maternity Voices Event held at Ince Community Centre in March 2019!
The Maternity Voices Partnership will meet at regular intervals throughout the year. Keep an eye out on our ‘We need your help’ page for details of the next event.
If you want us to add you to our contact list for the group please email us via firstname.lastname@example.org or call on 01942 482711.
If you want to give us some feedback about your experience of maternity services in the meantime please click here to complete a short survey.