Maternity Voices Partnership
We are seeking to establish a new joint Maternity Voices partnership for both areas so we are keen to hear from:
- New mams or dads who have recently had a baby in South Tyneside or Sunderland
- A community group who works with new parents or prospective new parents
- People interested in making maternity services even better
NHS organisations involved in maternity care are seeking mums, dads, grandparents, groups and individuals who would like to get involved in sharing their views on maternity care by joining the South Tyneside and Sunderland Maternity Voices partnership.
Maternity Voices, made up from a range of people and organisations interested in maternity care, will help to shape these services for the future by providing important feedback.
Already big changes have taken place, with the creation of a state of the art Midwifery-Led Birthing Centre at South Tyneside District Hospital, which has welcomed over 100 new babies since opening in August.
This new service is in addition to the midwife-led care and consultant-led care located together at Sunderland Royal Hospital, as well as access to home births in both localities. Together, these services help make sure women have choices about how and where they would like to have their babies.
Now there is a further opportunity to shape and improve services, in particular in the creation of a community maternity hub in South Tyneside, providing more maternity care as part of the Birthing Centre.
Register for our Maternity Voices event
Thursday 13 February 2020
11am to 2pm at Hebburn Central, Glen Street, South Tyneside, NE31 1AB.
For parents with children, free crèche facilities provided by Ofsted-registered The CrècheMobile will be available. This must be registered for in advance.
A free healthy lunch and refreshments will also be provided.
Free Wi-Fi is also available at the venue.
Please book early as crèche places are available on a first-come, first-service basis.
Take part in a confidential survey
Northumbria University is carrying out independent research about the development of the community maternity hub and are seeking views via a confidential survey. Give your views at https://northumbria.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/south-tyneside-community-hub