The discovery phase of work was conducted from December 2022 to February 2023. The report explores the landscape of maternity and neonatal services in Wales, including detailed views of work culture, leadership and learning alongside workforce and clinical outcome measures for mothers and babies across the nation.
By considering maternity and neonatal care in an integrated approach, alongside pre-hospital care, the maternity and neonatal safety support programme’s discovery phase report lays the foundations for fundamental change in the way we look at and deliver care across Wales.
The report has been created by the maternity and neonatal community in Wales for the maternity and neonatal community in Wales.
Improvement Cymru supported the creation of this report by providing expertise in healthcare improvement in Wales. This included advising and coaching the leads and champions on the most appropriate tools and diagnostic framework for their discovery work.
As part of the Maternity and Neonatal Safety Support Programme Team, our Clinical and National Leads, along with local champions embedded in each health board and the Welsh Ambulance Service Trust, support improvement projects to deliver care for maternity and neonatal services across Wales.