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Full marks maternity unit all set for a bright future

Toby Perkins MP with Midwife Lyn Guerriero and Matron of the Chesterfield Birth Centre Julie Clark

Toby Perkins MP with Midwife Lyn Guerriero and Matron of the Chesterfield Birth Centre Julie Clark

MP Toby Perkins visited the Chesterfield Birth Centre to congratulate staff on an unprecedented 50 out of 50 score on a national “safety check” assessment, which confirmed the unit’s place as one of the safest in the region, and to see the brand new computer system which is helping the ward stride ever onwards in terms of efficiency and high standards.

Toby said “To score full marks on this assessment is nearly unheard of and fantastic news. It’s clear the staff have been working incredibly hard to make this happen, and the score reflects the excellent standards of care that families experience at the unit”

Matron of the Birth Centre Julie Clark said “We are very proud to have come this far and have such a high quality of care and a reputation for being one of the best birth units in the area. All the staff work so hard to keep our standards high, and this score recognises their achievement.

Our new computer system will help us keep up the good work. It’s designed to ensure better monitoring of patients, and faster access to patient notes, which frees up midwives to give more time and care to expectant families.”

Toby said “I think the staff here deserve to be recognised for this great achievement. They are fully committed to high clinical standards and the new computer system will help them move even further up the scale with improved efficiency, allowing midwives more time to be in direct contact with patients.”

“My own son was born here 16 years ago so it’s great to see the unit going from strength to strength, and to know that expectant parents and new arrivals in Chesterfield will still be in such excellent hands.”

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