Choir of midwives: Swansea Gen

A special day of activities is being held at Glangwili General Hospital to support an international campaign aimed at promoting midwifery and maternity services.

The event on 5 May is being held to mark International Day of the Midwife, in conjunction with the Royal College of Midwives.

Midwives, mothers and families are invited to take a tour of the midwife-led unit (MLU) at the hospital. Attendees will also have the chance to meet the wider support system, which the maternity service has to offer.

There will also be an opportunity to learn how the health board is supporting the Wales for Africa programme in Uganda, and a raffle will be held to raise proceeds for the MLU and for Wales for Africa.

Julie Jenkins, Carmarthenshire Head of Midwifery at Hywel Dda, said: “We’re really excited to be able to support International Day of the Midwife here at Glangwili and we’re proud to be working with the Royal College of Midwives on what promises to be an interesting and fun-filled day.

“We are very proud of the service that the MLU provides and this event is about celebrating our hard-working staff as well as showing the public what our support system can offer for expectant mothers.”

As part of the event, new mothers will also be attending to share their positive patient experiences and there will also be a learning game for students and staff to take part in.

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