Liverpool Women’s has been able to make significant investment in our Maternity Services due to the support of our host Primary Care Trust. The last year has seen the consolidation of these developments. We were also able to continue to work in close collaboration with the PCT to benchmark resources for maternity services and secure further investment for 2010/11 as follows
We have increased Consultant Obstetrician cover on our Delivery Suite to 98 hours per week
Following targeted investment from our PCT and in line with national best practice, we have increased consultant cover on the delivery suite from 56 to 98 hours per week, improving access to senior clinical decision making. This was operational from autumn 2009 following consultation and the successful recruitment of additional consultant obstetrician posts.
The ‘Big Push’ Project to reconfigure maternity services
Over the last two years, the Trust has reviewed its model of care for maternity services and the associated facilities required to deliver this service. Approval was given in February 2010 for the first phase to extend and reconfigure some of our inpatient facilities. This has been completed to a very high standard and was opened to patients in summer 2010. The second phase of investment will see the completion of the inpatient refurbishment and this work will start in March 2011. Our inpatient areas are a priority and responding to the needs of patients and providing a positive patient experience are paramount.