Pregnant women and new mums invited to share their views at the 'Whose Shoes?' maternity services event

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The NHS in the Black Country will be holding its fourth ‘Whose Shoes?’ maternity listening workshop on Tuesday 17 July 2018 from 10am-2pm at Grand Station Conference & Events Venue, Sun Street, Wolverhampton, WV10 0BF.

The event aims to gather views and feedback from pregnant women, new mums and their families in Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall, West Birmingham and Wolverhampton to understand what they need at every stage of their maternity journey and explore potential options and solutions for the development of local services. 

This workshop is the result of local NHS organisations working together as a Local Maternity System (LMS) and three other workshops have already taken place across the Black Country.  The LMS has been set up in response to NHS England’s Better Births report, which sets out a vision for safer, more personalised maternity care that reflects women’s choices and offers continuing joined-up care, and also supports the work taking place in the Black Country Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP).

Sally Roberts, Chief Nurse for the Black Country Local Maternity System said: “These workshops give us a fantastic opportunity to hear the views of women and their families using maternity services. It also allows us to work with women and families to ensure the services we offer women during and after their pregnancy are safer and more personalised.

“Working together across the Black Country we want women and families to feel supported and listened to, ensuring the care they need before, during and after pregnancy is tailored to their needs, safe and delivered in line with their individual birth plan.”

Councillor Hazel Malcolm, the City of Wolverhampton Council’s Cabinet Member for Public Health and Wellbeing, said:“I would urge anyone who has experiences of maternity services in Wolverhampton to share their views by taking part in this workshop, and help ensure that families get the very best experience on their maternity journey.”

To book your place on this workshop visit: or call 01922 603062.  Babies and children are welcome to attend.