WIRRAL University Teaching Hospital (WUTH) has been recognisned for its commitment to “safe and high-quality” maternity services. 

A new report reveals the outcomes of the Maternity Incentive Scheme (MIS) and the progress made by WUTH’s maternity services at Wirral Women and Children’s Hospital.

The MIS, established by NHS Resolution, incentivises NHS Trusts to actively adopt best practice and implement essential safety measures in maternity care.

The report shows that WUTH has successfully implemented a set of core safety actions, demonstrating its commitment to improving the quality of care for women, families, and newborns.

Jo Lavery, Divisional Director of Nursing and Midwifery at Wirral Women and Children’s Hospital said: "Our commitment to safe maternity services remains unwavering.

“The MIS has been instrumental in driving positive change, and we are proud of our achievements."

Year 5 of the MIS at WUTH has seen all ten actions being met, contributing to safer maternity services.

Janelle Holmes, Chief Executive at Wirral University Teaching Hospital, said: “Providing safe, quality care for our patients is our priority.

“This report reflects the hard work and dedication of staff across our maternity services.”

This is further recognition of the high quality of care provided by the Trust’s maternity services. Following a recent Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection, WUTH’s maternity services were rated as ‘Good’ with areas of ‘Outstanding’ practice.