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South Wales midwives come together to share new developments

Tuesday, 3 April 2012
Midwives from across South Wales gathered in Bridgend to hear the latest developments for mums who suffer tears during childbirth.
Staff were presented with new research which explains how to prevent, assess and treat injuries, improving women’s experiences and wellbeing. 

Midwives were also able to share problems and ideas with each other, and discuss solutions.

Cathy Dowling, Head of Midwifery and Gynaecology Nursing, chaired the event:

“We were really encouraged by the feedback we received from those who attended our study day. The day proved to be an excellent success, highlighting the enormous benefit of such a training event.

“We intend to take forward the knowledge we all gained and further improve our practice and services for women in this key area of health and wellbeing.”

The study day was hosted by ABM, and provided an opportunity for its midwifery staff to meet with colleagues from Cardiff and Vale University, Aneurin Bevan and Hywel Dda Health Boards.

Alongside the developments in care, staff also heard from a Continence Nurse Specialist and Clinical Physiotherapy Specialist working at ABM. Both speakers explained their role in caring for women who have suffered tears.

Their presentations highlighted how working together as part of a multidisciplinary team can improve patient experience through the sharing of knowledge and skills.

The course also linked in with workshops held at Swansea University which enable midwives to keep their suturing skills up to date. A DVD of the correct technique was shown at the study day.