Margaret Garbett, Chief Nurse at University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, said:
“The care and safety of women and their families is always our priority; we are working with our teams to provide better experiences for them and our colleagues in maternity, and obstetrics and gynaecology.
“Whilst the service is facing significant challenges in the areas highlighted by this inspection, we have worked to make improvements, including the expansion of the Pregnancy Assessment Emergency Room and improvements to staffing of the area. This comes alongside a £4.7m refurbishment of the Princess of Wales Women’s Unit, which is already underway. These improvements will continue under the leadership of a newly appointed Director of Midwifery.
“I am pleased that areas of good and outstanding practice have also been highlighted by the CQC; we will use their valuable feedback to help us in our commitment to improve services for women, and the parents and families of over 8,700 babies who are born with us each year.”
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