Help improve and shape local maternity services

A local group made up of parents to be, mums and dads, carers, midwives, doctors and healthcare professionals and more, are looking for views and opinions of local parents around maternity services in north east Essex to support future improvements.

Maternity Voices will be holding a free Spring Event at Hollytree Meadow, Upper Castle Park on Thursday 13 April 2017 between 10am and 1pm so local parents can pop along and have a chat about their maternity experiences. View the flyer for the event.

(photo credit; Colchester Hospital University) 

Debbie Healy, Business Manager for Children and Maternity Services at North East Essex Clinical Commissioning Group said; “This is a great opportunity to come and speak to us to share your thoughts and opinions about local services.  It is important to us at the CCG to listen to what is happening in the community and the real experiences of service users for us to be able to shape and support improvements.”

Jo Roosenbeek, Chair and local service user adds; “We are really looking forward to meeting many parents and families at our free Spring Event. Along with the CCG, we are keen to listen to people’s views and work together to make changes to further improve our local maternity services.”

North East Essex CCG is supporting this event and ensures that a quarterly Maternity Voices meeting takes place either in the community or at a Children’s centre.  The next meeting date is Thursday 13th July 2017 at Little Hands Children Centre, Fiveways Primary School, Winstree Road, Stanway, Colchester, Essex CO3 0QG.