Maternity chief praises Royal Bolton Hospital unit
NEW mums, babies and midwives at the Royal Bolton Hospital took centre stage during a visit from a maternity chief.
Cathy Warwick, general secretary of the Royal College of Midwives in London, was full of praise for the hospital’s maternity unit following her tour last Thursday.
Ms Warwick was shown round the busy unit by Sue Anderton, Head of Midwifery at the Bolton Foundation Trust.
Ms Anderton, who is also the professional lead for women’s services, said: “We were really keen to showcase our unit and it has been really lovely to have Cathy here.”
As part of the tour, Ms Warwick also got to meet some of the unit’s latest arrivals and new mums.
Ms Warwick said: “There’s no doubt the staff here are providing a really high-quality service and I have had some fantastic discussions today. This is exactly how we need to develop units across the country.”
The new maternity unit opened last year after work started in 2009 to transform the hospital into a regional “supercentre” for the care of women, children and babies, which saw about £20 million invested over three years.
The funding paid for the new centre of excellence, which includes expanded maternity and neonatal units to care for the region’s smallest and most poorly babies, as well as a new children’s ward.
It was officially opened by Princess Anne in April.
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