BASILDON University Hospital is offering a ‘real time’ glimpse into the running of its maternity department during a live maternity tweetathon on Tuesday 28 April, 8am until 5.30pm.
Last year 4,443 babies were born at Basildon University Hospital, including 133 born at home with support from community midwives. The maternity department, which was rated ‘outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in 2014, includes a midwife-led birthing unit, labour ward, assessment centre as well as community services.
The live maternity tweetathon will provide an insight into the work of the department, including the number of babies born on the day, the various roles played by midwives and how staff support women during pregnancy, birth and beyond. We also hope to speak with a number of new parents about their experiences.
The tweetathon is the second such event hosted by Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals. In November 2014 the Trust held a tweetathon from A&E, sending out regular tweets throughout the day about the work of the emergency and urgent care teams in the busy department.
To follow the maternity tweetathon search and follow Basildon Hospital on Twitter @Basildonhosp, or search #Basildonhospmaternity on the day.