CNO praises teams during NNUH visit

The Chief Nursing Officer for England thanked and praised teams during a visit to NNUH.

Ruth May met with the maternity doctors, including Edward Morris, president of the RCOG, Anna Haestier, Chief of the Maternity Service, midwives and maternity support workers on Tuesday (26 January). She visited the Delivery Suite and Blakeney ward and praised the supportive culture between midwives and obstetricians who are working closely together to provide the best possible care to mothers and babies.

She also visited Intwood Critical Care to speak to the intensive care staff and clinical staff who have been redeployed from theatres, outpatients and paediatrics to support critical care colleagues during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Professor Nancy Fontaine, NNUH Chief Nurse, said: “We were delighted to welcome the CNO to the Trust today to show the fantastic team working in maternity services and in critical care where there is a huge team effort taking place to support the expanded Critical Care Complex to support our increased numbers of patients needing treatment for Covid-19.”

The CNO met with the maternity team following the publication of the national Ockenden Review of maternity services and the team were proud to tell her of the close working relationships between the midwives and obstetricians and the “amazing” MDT. They also talked about leadership development for midwives.