Birth Voices East Blog
Updates on what we're doing and how your feedback is making a difference
Last week was a busy one! We held our virtual MVP meeting and welcomed some new faces, and some we already know. It was lovely to see representatives from Healthwatch, Get Me Out, Time, Sands and Angels and Rainbows, as well as breastfeeding support groups Lowestoft and Waveney Breastfeeding Support and Breastfeeding Mum Meets. We will do a blog post to let you know what came of the meeting and share what your collective voices have achieved.
Before that though, we find ourselves in Breastfeeding Celebration Week.
JPUH Bumps to Breastfeeding Facebook page and the Lowestoft and Waveney Breastfeeding Support Facebook pages are sharing breastfeeding success stories, tips and highlighting the support offered to families.
The Infant Feeding Lead at James Paget, Kay Horn has said the following "we are continuing in the best way we can at present to support mums and babies breastfeeding. Although not face to face, we are calling all mums to offer phone and online support."
We also heard from Kay at the MVP meeting sharing how this is working, and from Kaya at Lowestoft and Waveney Breastfeeding Support who was able to feedback that the calls Kay and her colleagues make to those families in the early days of breastfeeding, are received really well. Kaya did also explain that they had received a lot more requests for support at LWBS than usual times.
With this in mind, Kay has put together the following questions for you:
The small print-
The survey is important because it helps the maternity staff know what is working well for pregnant people, new parents and their families, and what areas there are concerns about. We will collate and analyse the feedback we receive and share this back to the leadership team who design the services you use. You might feel that alone, your opinions and feelings about your maternity care (whether good or bad) would not make a difference, but by speaking as a group, we can make sure your voices are taken seriously and services can be designed to suit the needs of you, the people that are using them. Your response is anonymous and you will not receive a response. we do not ask for any identifiable information, if you would like to receive updates about the work done by Birth Voices East, please fill out the Contact Form and we can add you to our mailing list. Please share the survey.
This information is being collected by your local Maternity Voices Partnership to gain a better understanding of current local maternity services so that improvements can be made in the future. We will process your personal information in order to deliver this service safely and effectively, and where otherwise reasonably necessary for our purposes.
You can expect your personal information to be stored securely. It will be kept on our systems for as long as is necessary for the relevant activity We will not share your personal information (contact information) with anyone else without your explicit prior consent. Your responses will be anonymised and only used for the purpose of improving local maternity services.
If you would like to find out more about your local MVP and the work that we do, please contact us
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Author: Birth Voices East