‘RCM welcomes Plaid Cymru manifesto commitment to restore mother and baby unit in Wales’

By ‘RCM welcomes Plaid Cymru manifesto commitment to restore mother and baby unit in Wales’ on 22 November 2019 RCM NHS Staff Midwives MSWs - Maternity Support Workers Pregnancy Midwifery NHS Specialist Midwives Mother and Baby Separation Expectant Mothers RCM Wales Wales NHS Wales

Today Plaid Cymru launched their manifesto for the General Election.

Responding, Helen Rogers the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) Director for Wales said;

“The RCM welcomes Plaid Cymru’s pledge to support the restoration of the much-needed specialist mother and baby unit in Wales, although efforts and plans to reopen this much needed unit the RCM believes are already underway.

“For the past six years women in wales who have being suffering because of the absence of baby unit in Wales, which is vital for families and means women are not separated from their babies. These units are even more important for single mothers facing mental health problems alone with little or no support for family members.

“The party’s pledge to improve rural healthcare and to have maternity services within one hour’s reach of rural and peripheral communities is certainly something the RCM would support, however we would like to see more detail on how this would be achieved.

“The RCM has campaigned for a Peoples Vote on Brexit and supports Plaid Cymru stance on Brexit to safeguard Wales’s place in Europe. The RCM believes midwives and other NHS workers from other EU countries are vital to our NHS and deliver care to tens of thousands of women and their families not only in Wales, but across the UK.

 

 

 

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To contact the RCM Media Office call 020 7312 3456, or email [email protected]

 

 

The RCM is the only trade union and professional association dedicated to serving midwifery and the whole midwifery team. We provide workplace advice and support, professional and clinical guidance and information, and learning opportunities with our broad range of events, conferences and online resources. For more information visit the RCM website at https://www.rcm.org.uk/.

 

 

 

 

To contact the RCM Media Office call 020 7312 3456, or email [email protected]

Note to editors

The RCM is the only trade union and professional association dedicated to serving midwifery and the whole midwifery team. We provide workplace advice and support, professional and clinical guidance and information, and learning opportunities with our broad range of events, conferences and online resources. For more information visit the RCM website at https://www.rcm.org.uk/.

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To contact the RCM Media Office call 020 7312 3456, or email [email protected]

 

 

The RCM is the only trade union and professional association dedicated to serving midwifery and the whole midwifery team. We provide workplace advice and support, professional and clinical guidance and information, and learning opportunities with our broad range of events, conferences and online resources. For more information visit the RCM website at https://www.rcm.org.uk/.

 

 

ENDS

 

To contact the RCM Media Office call 020 7312 3456, or email [email protected]

 

 

The RCM is the only trade union and professional association dedicated to serving midwifery and the whole midwifery team. We provide workplace advice and support, professional and clinical guidance and information, and learning opportunities with our broad range of events, conferences and online resources. For more information visit the RCM website at https://www.rcm.org.uk/.

 

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