Royal Surrey County Hospital has signed a national charter which promises to support the health and wellbeing of midwives and maternity staff.

The Trusts joined hospitals across the country by committing to the Royal College of Midwives’ (RCM) Caring for You charter.

The charter is one of the cornerstones of the Caring for You campaign, which aims to improve the health, safety and wellbeing of midwives so they can continue to provide the highest levels of maternity care for women and their families.

It includes commitments to ensure that members of staff are taking adequate rest breaks, as well as staying properly hydrated during their shifts.

Royal Surrey’s Head of Midwifery, Jacqui Tingle, signed the Charter on behalf of the Trust, alongside local RCM representative Jemma Harriott.

Jacqui said: “We understand how important it is to have happy and healthy midwives, student midwives and midwifery support workers to ensure that we are always delivering first class care to our mothers, babies and their families.

“By signing the charter we have pledged to continue to provide a caring work environment where they feel listened to, recognised and valued.”

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