Midwives Provide a Winning Service

Midwives Provide a Winning Service

Congratulations to the maternity team at Forth Valley Royal Hospital who were awarded the Mothercare ‘Maternity Service of the Year’ at the prestigious Royal College of Midwifery Awards in London.

The team were originally shortlisted along with two other maternity units – Downpatrick Maternity Department, Northern Ireland & East Lancashire Hospitals Maternity Team, England – but judges were so impressed with each nomination that they awarded the accolade to all three!

The Forth Valley department’s nomination cited their ‘consistent and constant approach’ to service development with ‘women, children and families at the very core of everything they do.’ It added that NHS Forth Valley’s Head of Midwifery Gillian Morton has ‘always encouraged her team to strive for that bit extra and provides an environment which encourages learning and innovation.’

Judges said they were impressed with how the unit responded to the challenge of reconfiguration and the results demonstrated the importance of good strong leaders who take teams with them.

Spring 2014 Awards & Achievements