Partners' news: midwives at local hospitals launch Facebook page

Tuesday 12th May 2020

Partners' news: midwives at local hospitals launch Facebook page

Maternity staff at Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals (DBTH) have launched a new Facebook page to help keep in touch with local parents and parents-to-be.

Called ‘Doncaster and Bassetlaw Maternity Services’, the new page is overseen by midwives at the Trust and features a wealth of information, such as smoking cessation tips, parenting advice and other related developments within the hospitals, particularly given the current challenges posed by Covid-19. Patients can also contact the team using the page’s messaging function for any non-urgent general enquiries, which colleagues try to answer within 24 hours on weekdays.

The brainchild of Jacqueline Yeates, Midwife and Maternity IT Clinical Lead, the page has been live for a few days and has already been used by more than 1,000 local people. Speaking about the new social media channel, Jacqui said: “I’m really pleased to be able to offer this service to our parents in Doncaster, Worksop and Retford.

“Our Facebook page will be updated regularly, and we will also try our best to answer enquiries. While Covid-19 has made us think about alternative ways of working, we have been exploring the creation of a social media service for some time, and, while we are all spending more time indoors, this has presented a good opportunity for us to launch this page and help support our mums-and-dads-to-be and their babies.”

If you are expecting and wish to follow the page, simply log-in to Facebook and search for ‘Doncaster and Bassetlaw Maternity Services and click the ‘like’ button to stay up-to-date with the page. Alternatively, use this link: https://www.facebook.com/DBTHMaternity/

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