£80k for more training and equipment for maternity staff at Leighton Hospital

Elizabeth Nocton (third from right) and other maternity staff at Leighton Hospital’s Skills Laboratory

The maternity services at Crewe's Leighton Hospital has been given funding for training for midwives and doctors.

The £80,000 funding will also be used to purchase an advanced maternal and neonatal birthing simulator, known as ‘Noelle’, which will help prepare staff and students for complex cases and also help with team building.

Elizabeth Nocton, Workforce Development Lead for the Women’s and Children’s Division, said: “We provide care for women and their families from the start of their pregnancy through to birth and beyond and are committed to delivering high quality and safe care at every stage.

“We’re delighted to receive this investment as it will allow us to provide staff with further training so that we can improve our award-winning services even more.”

As part of the investment, all of the hospital’s midwives will gain accreditation as a Newborn Life Support Provider by attending a nationally recognised Resuscitation Council (UK) course.

This training provides clear theoretical and practical instruction in the management of resuscitation at birth.

The £80,000 is just part of an £8m fund that has been distributed across NHS Trusts with maternity services in England.


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