At the Health and Social Care committee last week, I had the opportunity to talk with Gill Walton, CEO of the Royal College of Midwives, about the staffing of maternity wards and access to pain relief during the COVID-19 outbreak.
She was keen to stress that maternity services are open and that it is vital for all expectant mums to continue to attend your appointments, either in person or critically – depending on the guidance of your midwives. You can watch the video of this here: https://tinyurl.com/ybjdxw5g
As we today celebrate International Day of the Midwife, I wanted to take this opportunity to say a heartfelt thanks to all midwives across Sevenoaks and Swanley. You are continuing to deliver a vital service for women in difficult circumstances and I know the difference you make on a daily basis. Thank you.