As I write this blog I think I must be the proudest Chief Executive in the country. I have spent the day with our nurses and midwives at a celebration event showcasing some of the great things that they do every day for women and their families.
We have had the pleasure of welcoming some external speakers – Dr Peter Carter, RCN Chief Executive, Jacque Gerrard, RCM Chief Executive and Chris Jones, Senior Lecturer at Edge Hill University.
Our nurses and midwives shared with us some of their massive achievements. These included 'Baby Link', a resource for parents with babies on the neonatal unit, the role of the nurse in fertility preservation for cancer sufferers, our approach to enhanced recovery in gynaecology, the redesign of our urogynaecology pathways, the creation of the Butterfly Pillow on the neonatal unit, the nurses' and midwives' contribution to research and many more.
Perhaps the most poignant moment was when a family member currently accessing our services all the way from South Wales spoke to us about her families experience of being cared for so far away from home at Liverpool Women’s Hospital.
I am definitely entering into the weekend with a huge sense of pride and admiration for the many nurses and midwives who work at Liverpool Women’s Hospital.