£100 boost to county’s maternity services

Local antenatal teachers Helen Hunt and Jo Lederer donated £100 to help improve maternity environments in the county’s acute hospitals.

Helen and Jo run the Worcester-Antenatal (www.worcester-antenatal.co.uk) and Worcester-Postnatal (www.worcester-postnatal.co.uk) websites, which offer a one-stop shop for expecting women and new mums. The sites provide women with information about local classes, support and workshops.

To raise money for the hospitals the pair decided to donate £1 for every new like they received on their Facebook page. Within just a few days they had reached 100 new likes.

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust’s improving birth environments fund aims to improve how women and their families across the county experience maternity services during and after their pregnancy.

Karen Kokoska, Deputy Divisional Director of Nursing and Midwifery for Women and Children said "This donation will make such a difference to families in our care. It's so generous of Helen and Jo to give us this money."

Helen said "Our websites aim to help women in Worcestershire make the most of their pregnancies. This donation will help our local hospitals provide the very best care for these women."

You can find out more about the maternity improvement plans at www.worcsacute.nhs.uk/meadowbirthcentre

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