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Maternity Services currently seeing high levels of activity

Due to current high levels of activity at Liverpool Women’s, we kindly ask pregnant women who are due to attend the hospital, may need to in the next 24 hours, or who may have any other concerns, to call MAU on 0151 702 4413 or via the main switchboard on 0151 708 9988 in the first instance and a clinical assessment will be discussed to determine their need for admission. 

Phone lines are busy and we apologise for any delay getting through - a member of our team will answer your call as soon as possible. 

Any further updates will be posted on this section of our website.

Updated: 6.00pm 14/06/21

Ms Louise Dubois RN (child), BA (Hons)

Genetics

Speciality:
Genetics
Qualifications:
RN (child), BA (Hons)
Membership of professional bodies:
Genetic Counsellors can be members of: British Society of Human Genetics (BSHG) Association of Genetic Nurses and Counsellors (AGNC) Cancer Genetics Group (CGG) Royal College of Nursing (RCN)
Current posts:
Genetic Counsellor
Special clinical interests:
Genetic assessment, diagnostic testing for known genetic conditions, predictive testing & support for at risk family members and screening recommendations as well as teaching and mentoring.
Background:
Genetic Counsellors can come from a science background with an MSc in genetic counselling or have a nursing background. Nurses also have a degree and counselling skills training. They may also have an accredited science qualification. We see patients of all ages both independently or as part of joint counselling with other genetic counsellors and doctors. As Genetic Counsellors, our role is to help individuals or families to: • Understand the information about the genetic condition • Appreciate the inheritance pattern and risk of recurrence • Understand the options available • Make decisions appropriate to their personal and family situation • Make the best possible adjustment to a disorder or their risk of developing or being a carrier for a condition We help people to gain a sufficient understanding of their situation so that they can make informed decisions about what they wish to do.

As a team we aim to: • Maintain a high quality safe service that is responsive to patients needs • Continually strive to develop and evolve as a team and service by evaluating and improving practices • Respond to the Department of Health’s targets as well as regional and Trust objectives and work as efficiently as possible • Promote supportive team working • Celebrate achievements –demonstrating good practice in our patient care

Ms Louise Dubois

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