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by Kathryn Thomson

Chief Executive

Dedicated to making a difference

At our recent Board of Directors meeting, Rachel Mavers and Jo Elliot two of our midwives in Kirkby came to talk to us about their plans and achievements. This team of midwives are a shining example of professionals dedicated to making a difference. They invited along two of the women who they cared for who relayed to us their positive experience. We also had the opportunity to meet their beautiful babies. Last Friday, Rachel, Jo and their team put on a fantastic event in Kirkby town centre. They hired a shop out for the day and invited members of the public to come in and chat about their own birthing/pregnancy experiences. There was also face painting, free fruit and veg and all sorts of games and activities for children to enjoy. The day was a fantastic success, and we will be looking to run similar events in the future. Well done all involved!

Last week our Hewitt Fertility Centre had a team of inspectors from the Human Fertilisation Embryology Authority (HFEA). The HFEA are the regulatory body for IVF and license us to practice. We are awaiting the formal feedback, but the verbal feedback from the two day assessment visit was fantastic. I am so very proud of how far this team has come. Well done. 

Our Hewitt Fertility Centre again made national and international news. I have blogged previously about our investments in new innovative technologies and improved working practices which have resulted in our excellent results in recent months on improved clinical pregnancy rates. On Friday of last week the world’s first baby using Eeva technology was born at Liverpool Women’s Hospital. We are delighted to have helped this couple achieve their dream. I am so very proud of our staff and our hospital are yet again leading the way. This story was covered by media outlets up and down the country, including on BBC North West Tonight. This piece can be viewed here. It is with great pleasure that we are now able to offer 100% time lapse technology such as this to all of our patients as part of their standard treatment, becoming the first unit of our kind in Europe to do so.

There is a saying “if you find a job you love, you never have to work a day in your life again”. I love being the CEO at Liverpool Women’s Hospital. 

04 June 2013