New midwifery recruitment at NNUH
The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital is to recruit a total of thirteen new midwives including graduates from the University of East Anglia's School of Nursing and Midwifery.
The Norwich hospital, which has the busiest maternity unit in the region, is taking on eleven midwifery graduates (seven wholetime equivalents – WTE) and is also looking to recruit an additional two experienced midwives (1.60 WTE).
Staff at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital deliver more than 5,400 babies a year, which works out at an average of nearly 15 babies born every 24 hours. A total of 194 midwives are currently employed by the hospital (144.6 WTE).
Last year the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital's maternity unit was named the best in the country in a national survey of mums. The website www.babyworld.co.uk surveyed 2,000 mums between February and March 2006.
Mums were asked to nominate a maternity unit on the basis of the quality of antenatal care, birthing experience and post-natal care and the babyworld.co.uk results put the Norwich maternity unit at the top.