MP spreads ‘Good News’ at Worcestershire Royal
11th June 2013
Harriett Baldwin this week thanked hard-working staff at the Worcester Royal hospital during a tour of the maternity facilities.
The MP was taken on a tour of the hospital by consultant obstetrician Angus Thomson and head of midwifery, Patti Payne.
The visit was arranged by hospital chaplain Revd David Southall who runs a regular blog promoting the great work carried out at the hospital.
Harriett visited the maternity and gynaecology wards and listened to the clinicians’ plans for the future.
Harriett commented: “We have a first class maternity unit that needs to be ready to bring new life into the world at any time of the day or night.
“It was delightful to meet a team that clearly finds their work incredibly rewarding.”
“The Worcestershire Royal delivers almost all my newest constituents and I was pleased to be able to pass on my thanks to staff.
“I also wanted to take the opportunity to help publicise David Southall’s blog. The good news from the hospital often fails to get out and David works very hard to spread the word.”
Harriett also saw NHS Worcestershire Acute Trust chief executive Penny Venables and passed on congratulations to the A&E team for achieving great results, with 98.6 per cent of patients being seen within four hours.
Harriett added: “Media stories about the health service tend to focus on bad news stories. It was a pleasure to visit to celebrate the good news and great work that goes on at Worcestershire Acute Hospital day in and day out.”