A team of midwives from Bradford Royal Infirmary are celebrating after winning another award for their homebirth workshops.
Health minister Anne Milton presented the team with their award at an All-Party Parliamentary Group on Maternity (APPGM) reception in Westminster on Monday, after they were highly commended for including patients in the development and delivery of maternity services.
The reception hosted by APPGM chair Dr Dan Poulter MP was attended by 200 guests including MPs, officials from the Department of Health, representatives from royal colleges and the NHS workforce and leading health professionals and user representatives from maternity services across the UK.
Consultant midwife Alison Brown, a member of the Bradford team, said: “We are delighted that our work has been recognised by the APPGM and to receive yet another award for our homebirth workshops, which we are very proud of, is just brilliant.
She added: “This accolade reflects the commitment of local women and their partners, who after having given birth at home, are happy to share their experiences so that others can learn from their amazing stories.”
In January the team also won a Royal College of Midwives award for the same workshops.
The homebirth workshops consist of discussions about the practical aspects of home births and aim to provide prospective mums, dads, partners, and birth supporters with all the information and advice that they need about homebirths.
National Childbirth Trust chief executive Belinda Phipps said: “These are all excellent examples of what can be achieved through committed staff, focused work and innovation in services, and we hope they will act as an inspiration to other Trusts around the country.”
The charity sponsored the awards.