Well what a return to work. The birth of the Royal baby resulted in lots of great publicity for the Trust and our wonderful staff. On the day of the birth, Sky News broadcasted live throughout the day from our maternity wards, and our staff and patients came across brilliantly. A real credit to Liverpool and the NHS. We were also featured in the The Guardian and Daily Mirror newspapers, the Liverpool Echo and Liverpool Post and on BBC Radio 5 live.
In previous blogs you will recall me mentioning the investments we have made into the services of our Hewitt Fertility Centre. Our latest success rates have leaped to a huge 57.3%, comparable to, if not better than the best in the world. Well done to our amazing team.
If you live in Cheshire and Merseyside you will receive with your local free paper a supplement detailing the fabulous service available at Liverpool Women's during this week and the next, we're so passionate about the services we can offer women and families that we chose to take the opportunity to showcase them. Many people do not realise that they are able to choose the Liverpool Women's as their preferred care provider, and this is something we have tried to raise awareness of.
Also this week, I've had the pleasure of presenting Chris Smith, a midwife on our Delivery Suite, with a bouquet of flowers. Chris is retiring after a staggering 42 years working for the NHS. Her attitude towards her job and our patients will be sadly missed but we wish Chris all the best in her retirement. Thanks for all you’ve done over the years Chris!
During my time away I missed the Merseyside Woman of the Year Awards. This is always a fantastically inspiring afternoon, with the focus deservedly being on local women achieving great things. It gives me great pleasure to congratulate our Lead Governor, Dorothy Zack-Williams, on her success at the awards. Dorothy won the category for 'Women Caring' for the amazing work she has done in combatting the issue of female genital mutilation across the region. Dorothy is an astounding individual whose dedication and passion to helping the vulnerable is as inspiring as it is vital. Well done Dorothy, on behalf of all at Liverpool Women's.