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MSW month celebration - Round up

Rae Trotter, Senior Organiser (Learning)
15 January, 2018

MSW month celebration - Round up

Rae Trotter, Senior Organiser (Learning) talks about some of the highlights of RCM's Maternity Support Worker (MSW) month - November 2017

 

Thursday 30 November 2017

I attended Pennine Acute (North Manchester) Hospital today for the celebration of MSWs. This was attended by over 30 staff who came to show their support. WPR Jean Davis has done some excellent work over the last month, holding drop in and teaching sessions for staff. She has worked extremely hard in planning the day and presented gifts to support workers which included a ward clerk. Staff were unable to choose who to give the gifts to (As they are ALL superstars) so eventually they had to pull names out of the hat.

On top of this Jean has recruited three midwives, two student midwives and 15 MSWs. An excellent way to end MSW month. Well done Jean! A big thank you to Julie Hempstock (deputy HOM) for all her support in giving Jean the time to hold such excellent events during the month.


 

Thursday 23 November 2017

I attended a study day at Stepping Hill Hospital organised for MSWs. This involved teaching them new skills and asking them what they expected from their MSW role. We had a lunchtime tea party, where I gave a brief talk about the RCM and the benefits. Five MSWs joined up to the RCM with an existing RCM member showing an interest in becoming an RCM rep. This was a great event and even more special as I got to see all my old work colleagues.

 

 

 

 


 

Friday 17 November 2017

I attended an MSW event at Dudley Russell’s Hall hospital today. This is a trust with currently no WPRs.  Matron Amanda Clayton had advertised this event and there were cakes and a buffet. This was attended by 20 midwives and MSWs. The MSWs were presented with Thank you cards on arrival at the party.

I then went with the antenatal clinic with matron Geraldine Thurley who had written a poem for ‘her MSWs’ as a thank you for all their hard work!

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