Trust celebrates International Day of the Midwife

On Thursday 5 May 2022 we will be celebrating International Day of the Midwife - a global awareness day dedicated to reflecting on the progress of midwifery over the years. A series of activities and events will take place throughout the day in recognition of the amazing commitment and hard work of our Trust midwives.

Midwives can look forward to a range of activities to celebrate the day, including a 'Great Imperial Bake Off', free food and beverages, a number of virtual discussions and events, singing and exercise classes!

Professor Janice Sigsworth, director of nursing, said: "International Day of the Midwife is a day to celebrate all that it means to be a midwife and to be proud of the care we give to women and their families. We have achieved a great deal in very difficult times over the last year. Our outstanding CQC rating is testimony to the energy and effort you put into your roles as midwives at the Trust.

"A big thank you from me to you for all your hard work and support.”

Susan Barry, head of maternity, said: "In the past year, we have delivered around 9000 babies; with our hardworking and dedicated midwives striving to provide personalised care for women, birthing people and families. We have continued to facilitate PRISM, Imperial bespoke virtual antenatal education programme with up to 300 attendees for some sessions.

“We continue to provide care in multiple newly refurbished facilities across our sites, to name just a few of our achievements.”

In addition to the activities, a number of short videos will be published across our social media channels, intranet and website to commemorate the significant work of midwives across the Trust – watch this space!