Good communication is key to success – not just within our Trust and between colleagues but with our patients and community too – and that’s why May’s Team of the Month is such a worthy winner.
I’d like you to join me in congratulating the Maternity Communication Group.
Matron, Midwifery and Gynaecology, Amanda Hardaker said: “We know that we work really hard and contribute to so many good things, however we seemed invisible. So In December 2018, I asked for a team of volunteers to ‘shout’ about what we do.
“Labour Ward Co-ordinators Gillian Butterfield and Fozia Arshad, along with midwives Emma Manners-Lilley and Lesley Bland became a team and produced the quarterly maternity services newsletter. Two have now been published – in January and April 2019.
“I’m immensely proud that this communication is making a significant difference not only to the Trust and staff but also to our mums. The visual monthly birth statistics and the 2018 achievement banner displayed in the entrance to the maternity unit are being talked about on social media and, in April 2019, the CQC noted the work of the communication group.”
In February this year, the group was joined by Specialist Midwife and supervisor Becky Palethorpe, who has also helped to increase the communication group’s social media presence by sharing the visuals on Facebook and Twitter.