A dedicated Facebook page has been launched by the Trust that provides maternity care for women and families in Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin.

The new page, called The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust Maternity Information Hub, will be used to share up-to-date health and pregnancy advice, changes to services, improvements and innovations, staff achievements and patient experiences with pregnant women, service users and those interested in maternity services at the Trust.

In addition, there will be feature opportunities for the public to find out more about different roles across maternity services at The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH). They will be able to find out about staff and the breadth of their work with a regular Q&A called ‘Colleague Spotlight’ and a feature called ‘A Day in the Life of’, which will follow a day in various job roles across the division.

Annemarie Lawrence, Director of Midwifery at SaTH, said “The launch of the Maternity Information Hub Facebook page marks an important step forward as it allows us to share improvements within our service and the achievements of our colleagues, both in teams and as individuals.

“Crucially, it also provides a further way for us to put the care we provide at the heart of what we do, allowing us to communicate directly with those using our services and to hear about the things that are important to them. Only by listening and responding to service users can we consistently improve and provide truly bespoke care.”

Emily Evans, Chair of The Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin Maternity Voices Partnership, said: “This great development from SaTH will allow women and service users to share experiences and needs and will have a positive impact on wellbeing by allowing them to actively engage with the service.”

You can like and follow the page by searching SaTH Maternity Information Hub on Facebook or clicking here. If you have any questions or ideas for content, please email sath.commsteam@nhs.net