MATERNITY services at Stafford Hospital are set to receive a £40,000 funding boost.
The hospital was one of more than 100 to receive a share of £25million of Government funding to improve maternity services across the country.
Head of midwifery at Stafford Hospital, Anne Mellor, said the trust was ‘delighted’ to have been successful in its bid.
“The money will help us to alter areas within maternity to allow some new dads to remain with their partners overnight and to introduce comfortable reclining chairs for each of our delivery rooms,” she said. “Supporting new parents, both before and after birth, is crucial to helping children to get the best start in life.
“For new mums a simple thing like having their partners there to support them overnight can make a huge difference to the birthing experience they have.”
Bids for funding were only approved where there was evidence local parents wanted the changes and were judged by a panel including representatives from the Royal College of Midwives and Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.