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Developing a Midwifery Led Unit on a Shoe String… Dawn Johnston Prev Head of Midwifery Darent Valley Hospital.

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1 Developing a Midwifery Led Unit on a Shoe String… Dawn Johnston Prev Head of Midwifery Darent Valley Hospital

2 Background Drivers People What do you want? What do you need? Resources (excluding staff)

3 Background Increasing birth rate Expensive PFI building Maternity Matters- choice Recruitment of Midwives

4 3 Most important things in life are… Sex Power Money

5 People Who do you influence? What do you influence? Need for more capacity Increased revenue More choice Maternity unit of Choice First in Kent

6 People Who do you influence? What do you influence? Need for more capacity Increased revenue More choice Maternity unit of Choice First in Kent Headline stuff…

7 What do we want? All singing all dancing MLU Dedicated area Designed accordingly Numerous facilities Numerous pieces of furnishings/equipment Piped whale music etc, etc.,

8 What do you need? More capacity to deliver increased activity Adapt current space (Maternity Ward) Suitable flooring Facility for water births Resuscitare Entonox, sonacaids etc

9 Resources… Expenditure vs. income Predictions of activity for whole unit and MLU – planned at 10% of all deliveries Develop business plan Capital costs were £27k Soft furnishings John Lewis Advertise – charity funds

10 MLU Landmarks… 1 st MLU Baby 100th MLU Baby 1000th MLU Baby

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