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People in North Lancashire invited to have their say on maternity services

Women from across North Lancashire with experience of using maternity services over the past five years, their partners and family members and others who may have a baby in the future are being asked to share their views with Healthwatch Cumbria to help improve maternity services in Morecambe Bay and Cumbria.

Healthwatch CumbriaThroughout November teams from Healthwatch Cumbria, local Maternity Services Liaison Committees and local NHS organisations will be visiting a wide range of venues, particularly those where mothers and families meet with their children, to gather views and responses to a questionnaire.

This questionnaire is also available to complete online by visiting www.surveymonkey.com/r/maternityviews. Paper copies are also being made available and information is being shared with schools so that they can pass this onto parents.

Please complete this survey if you live in North Lancashire and have used maternity services in Morecambe Bay or if you may use these services in the future. 

People can also email comments to Healthwatch Cumbria at info@healthwatchcumbria.co.uk

The engagement will end at noon on Monday 30th November 2015 and all feedback received will be analysed independently by Healthwatch Cumbria. 

Cath Broderick, chair of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) Women’s Network said: “‘Our focus is on hearing from current and future users of maternity services to make sure that we build on what we already know from previous local discussions about the services women are looking for throughout their pregnancy and following the birth of their baby.”

To find out more visit the Healthwatch Cumbria website by clicking here or visit the NHS Cumbria Clinical Commissioning Group website by clicking here.