King’s Mill Hospital is set to welcome one of the UK’s top midwives to its maternity unit on Wednesday (11th April).
Professor Cathy Warwick CBE, General Secretary of the Royal College of Midwives, will be touring the state-of-the-art unit and meeting with staff to discuss current services and future developments.
Serving the local community, the light, bright and welcoming unit provides a full range of high quality services to women, children and babies including home-from-home comforts with modern furnishings, twelve comfortable and private birthing rooms with ensuite facilities, spacious wards, and two state-of-the art theatres and birthing pool.
The unit has many national accolades under its belt, including being rated as ‘Best Performing’ for its services by the Care Quality Commission and ‘Excellent’ in the independent Maternity Services Review in 2008.
It also boasts impressively low Caesarean section rates, with home birth rates being well above the national average.
Alison Whitham, head of midwifery for Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, said: “We are very excited that Professor Warwick has chosen to come to King’s Mill Hospital to visit our maternity unit.
“Our facilities really are first-class and enable us to continue the excellent standards of care our doctors and midwives have provided to mums and babies over the years.
“I hope Professor Warwick’s visit will give her a flavour of some of the fantastic work going on in the unit.”