In 2023 we will be holding online quarterly meetings in March, June, September and December which service users and professionals are welcome to attend.
Follow us on Facebook @maternityvoicesklw to keep up to date with how you can get involved. Or contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org You can also follow the QEH Maternity Team @TeamQEHMaternity2
Who are we?
QEH Maternity Voices Partnership (MVP) is an independent group supported by the charity Community Action Norfolk. We inform the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) and local health decision-makers about your experiences of maternity services and how these could be improved, so that you get the service you want locally.
For us maternity services go beyond the hospital, including home births as well as antenatal and postnatal services provided by community midwives, health visitors, physiotherapists and others across West Norfolk. Sharing your experiences has enabled the MVP to work with the QEH and partners to deliver meaningful changes.
We hold regular meetings bringing together professionals and service users to discuss and influence different aspects of maternity services. There are also many other ways service users can and do support the MVP, if you want to know more get in touch using the contact details below or through our Facebook page (@maternityvoicesklw).
Why get involved?
"I have attended several MVP meetings now as a service user and have been struck by how incredibly welcome I have felt each time. Each meeting starts with a cup of tea and a chat and a chance to meet others in the room which helps to break the ice and ease you into the things quite nicely!
The meetings involve discussions about a number of timely, meaningful and interesting topics relating to a wide range of maternity related issues in the local area and on the national agenda and offers you the chance to contribute to the discussions and share your views if you would like to; or if you simply want to listen and absorb what is being said this is okay too! There is the opportunity to discuss what is relevant to you and also to shape the focus of things to come with the intention of improving local maternity services for local parents to be and their families.
As a service user I feel the focus of the meeting is always brought back to us and our experiences and that our voice is considered and heard at every turn. All in all I have left each meeting feeling empowered, informed and included and as such would thoroughly recommend coming to maternity voices to any service users, friends and family members."