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Mums' Views on Community Midwife Unit Being Canvassed

April 16, 2009 4:47 PM

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Local mums and mums-to-be are being encouraged to make more use of the Community Midwife Unit (CMU) at Inverclyde Royal Hospital and have their babies delivered locally.

And to find out what women know and think about the CMU, a survey has been launched by NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde’s Inverclyde Community Health Partnership (CHP), supported by Inverclyde Council.

Feedback from the questionnaire will be the basis for new leaflets, a website and other materials to ensure women have access to clear and accurate information.

David Walker, Director of Inverclyde CHP, said: “It is very important that we get a good understanding of womens’ views about the CMU.

“We are keen to hear about the issues that helped them make up their minds where to give birth.

“By analysing the responses to the survey we can shape the information so that it answers any questions local women may have about the CMU.”

Questions in the survey range from asking why prospective mums chose not to deliver at the CMU to what knowledge they have of the unit.

Anyone with queries about the questionnaire, which includes a pre-paid envelop, can speak to one of the Community Midwives on 01475 504619.
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For more information contact NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Communications on 0141 201 4429.

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