Maternity experience workshop at Portiuncula Hospital

Pictured at the annual North Galway Hunt Ball were Deirdre McEniff Vaughan and Garrett Vaughan. 
Photo Sean Lydon

Pictured at the annual North Galway Hunt Ball were Deirdre McEniff Vaughan and Garrett Vaughan. Photo Sean Lydon

by mary O’Connor

A maternity experience workshop which will bring together women (and their partners should they wish ) and maternity staff to share experiences and learning will take place on Friday March 1 from 9.30am to 12.30am at the Dunloe Suite of the Shearwater Hotel in Ballinasloe.

Entitled ‘Whose Shoes’ the information sharing event is being organised by the maternity unit at Portiuncula University Hospital (PUH ).

Deirdre Naughton, the midwifery practice development co-ordinator at Portiuncula University Hospital, said it wants to give women who use its service and the staff who provide it an opportunity to come together in an informal and relaxed way and talk about their experiences.

“The ‘Whose Shoes’ format has worked very effectively in other maternity services both in Ireland and the UK and provides really important feedback to maternity service providers on how they can better understand and improve the service they provide women and families.

“We would be delighted if women who attended the unit here in PUH or are currently attending it would come along. We hope the ideas generated at this workshop will help us plan and further improve the service we provide.”

To register email [email protected] or telephone (090 ) 9625142.

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