The NHS continues to face a challenging future and here at Liverpool Women’s we are no different.
We are all passionate about the wonderful services we provide to women, babies and their families across Merseyside and beyond. Even though times are challenging , we all remain committed to ensuring we have safe services, fit for the future and meeting the needs of all our patients.
At the end of July consultants, nurses, Midwives and business leaders in the Trust came together from right across our organisation at a sustainability Summit. The aim of the day was to bring together our people to discuss and better understand the scale of the challenges we face and to identify and develop the opportunities to reduce cost, eliminate waste and improve income. The Summit was chaired by one of our Surgeons, John Kirwan who did a great job. Thank you and well done John.
This year Liverpool Women’s celebrates its 18th birthday in the premises at Crown Street. Our Annual Members’ Meeting and Open Day on Saturday 7th September will be one of the many events and opportunities to celebrate our coming of age. The Annual Members' Meeting will take place at 11am, including a look back at the Trust's achievements of 2012-13 and a talk from one of our amazing patients about the twin-to-twin laser treatment she underwent here at Liverpool Women's together with Dr Leanne Bricker, Consultant in Fetal & Maternal Medicine, who performed the procedure.
After the Annual Members’ Meeting the 'Birthday Party' will commence – featuring children's entertainment and free lunch in the form of a 'party bag' for children, stalls, free face painting and much more... and of course there will be birthday cake! Visitors will also have the opportunity to take a tour of our new maternity facilities and also take a look at our display about how maternity services have developed through the years. All are welcome to attend, admission is free.
Yet again today Liverpool Women’s has welcomed on site a number of our media colleagues. This time the spotlight has been on our neonatal services and a baby called Lucas who was delivered at only 23 weeks, approximately three months premature, but is going home for the first time today. Lucas’s family have been through a real rollercoaster along the way but are finally able to take their precious baby boy home today, thanks in no small part to the amazing staff on our Neonatal Unit. Stories like that of baby Lucas will give hope to so many parents whose babies are born premature, but also underline just how much staff at this Trust care about the job they do and the people they do it for.