Parents and carers invited to share their thoughts on local maternity services at a listening event.

06 June 2023 3 min read

New and soon-to-be parents and carers in Southport and Ormskirk are being encouraged to share their views and experiences of maternity services at an upcoming listening event.

Valuable feedback

Southport Ormskirk Sefton Maternity Voices Partnership (SOS MVP) are co-hosting a world café listening event on Friday 14th July with Ormskirk Maternity Services to gain valuable feedback from current and recent service users.

Maternity Voices Partnerships are NHS working groups made up of a team of local parents and their families, community groups and health professionals, working together to review and improve local maternity care.

Linaker Family Wellbeing Centre

The session will be held between 9:30am – 11:30am in the Oak room of the Linaker Family Wellbeing Centre (PR8 5DQ) and is open to current and expecting parents, their families and local service user representatives, such as support groups, who can help represent the voice of those utilising maternity care.

Those visiting will have the opportunity to participate in small group discussions led by Ormskirk Maternity staff and speak to representatives from Breastfeeding Support Sefton, PANDAS Sefton, Mums the Word and Sefton Family Wellbeing Centres.

Positive change

Feedback from the event will be used to inform the future work of the MVP and influence positive change within local maternity services.

The event is family friendly, with toys being provided for children during the session, and refreshments and goody bags available for parents attending.

Honest feedback

Abi Cattlin, MVP Chair for Southport, Ormskirk and Sefton, said: “The MVP is working hard to change and develop local maternity care to ensure maternity services are centred around the people using them and meeting their needs.

“We couldn't do this great work without your honest feedback so we’re really keen to hear from current and recent service users, their families and local service user representatives or community groups to help us shape the future of local maternity services”.


Anyome wishing to attend or seeking more information should contact Abi Cattlin, Southport, Ormskirk and Sefton’s MVP Chair, at  

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