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Have you given birth in an operating theatre at St George’s?

We’d like to work with you to make improvements for women and their families.

We’re a group of St George’s staff who want to improve the experience of mothers in our maternity department. We’ve been given funding for a project called “New Beginnings” to bring mothers and staff together to make positive changes to the experience of having a baby in an operating theatre.

We’re not just asking for feedback, we want to work with you, in partnership, to identify and then make changes to help us deliver the care that matters to you. 

This opportunity will:

  • Make a permanent change to how mothers and staff work together
  • Make the operating theatre a kinder, friendlier and more caring place to have a baby
  • Bring families into the heart of maternity care at St George’s

UPDATE: During December we made a series of observations in theatres to help guide the project. These observations have been analysed within the team and we are now ready to start interviewing staff and mothers. We also ran some training with the Point of Care Foundation on January 23rd 2018 so that our teams understand the importance of experience in the design of services in Maternity


To find out more about how you could take part in this exciting new project please get in touch with us by emailing: New.Beginnings@stgeorges.nhs.uk

A series of FAQs is also available

The project is funded by the Health Innovation Network and supported by The Point of Care Foundation, a charity with a strong track record of supporting staff to work differently with service users.