Baby Beat and Lancashire Teaching Hospitals celebrate International Day of the Midwife


Care packages designed to say a heartfelt thank you and filled with tokens of appreciation have been delivered to staff working across Lancashire Teaching Hospitals maternity service in celebration of International Day of the Midwife.

The care packages were created in partnership with the Royal College of Midwives local branch and include generous donations made to the Trust’s neonatal and maternity charity Baby Beat. The charity support babies, mums and mums-to-be cared for across the two maternity units, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and Gynaecology unit.

International Day of the Midwife is an annual event held on the 5th May to celebrate the work of the global midwife community. This year Lancashire Teaching Hospitals has paid tribute to the dedicated work of their midwives and maternity support teams who work tirelessly to ensure services run efficiently to provide the best of care to patients and their families.

Each handmade package included a thank you note as well sweet treats, kindly donated to Baby Beat by Co-Op Food and Sainsbury’s in Fulwood. In addition, each package contained a ‘caring hand cream’ generously donated by Nursem who specialise in hand care for health care workers.

Janet Cotton, Divisional Midwifery and Nursing Director said: “On International Day of the Midwife we celebrate the dedicated contribution of all our midwives and maternity teams and thank them for their commitment to our service and the families within our care.”

Cathy Skidmore, Baby Beat Manager, commented: “The midwives at our Trust do amazing and inspirational work and as a charity, and on behalf of all the babies and mums who they care for, we are so pleased that we can thank them all in this way for their commitment to providing the best possible care to mums, babies and families in Lancashire.”