Midwives at George Eliot Hospital will be sharing their day’s experiences through cyberspace on International Day of the Midwife on 5th May.
A Facebook chat with parents-to-be and new parents and a day of live tweeting are being planned by midwives from George Eliot Hospital to celebrate the worldwide event.
Between 7pm and 8pm on Thursday 5 May, parents-to-be and new parents are invited to ask questions about pregnancy, birth and parenthood to Head of Midwifery Alison Talbot. The chat will take place on the new George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust Maternity services Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/GEHMaternity/ , which will launch the same day.
Midwives will also be taking control of the hospital’s official Twitter feed @GEHNHSNews between 8am and 8pm to give an insight into their role. The day will start within the maternity unit with midwife Jackie Davies before community midwife, Jane Pollock, takes the reins. Jane will be recording her day as she visits local mums to be. Jane will then pass the baton over to Delivery Suite Lead Midwife, Dawn Rees who will be tweeting live from the delivery suite.
Alison Talbot, Head of Midwifery at George Eliot Hospital, said: “We are delighted to be supporting International Day of the Midwife. We’ve got a fantastic, caring team here at George Eliot and we want to give an insight into what it’s like to be a midwife.
We hope that the day will give our potential patients a unique inside view of our work and also attract some new recruits to the profession as well.”
The day links in with the #JoinTeamEliot social media campaign which has seen nurses recording videos and posting tweets about their working lives in an attempt to attract recruits to the hospital.