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Midwifery Services Liaison Committees

Our Service

The Western Trust works alongside two Maternity Liaison groups: Mums the Word and Mothers Voice.

Maternity liaison groups are formed to gather opinions, feedback and advice from local mums on how they find the maternity services available to them in the Western Area. It is a way for the health trust to communicate with and listen to patients, helping improve the maternity services available for other mums.

Mums The Word

Mums The Word is a group of local mothers and health staff working together to improve local maternity services in the Fermanagh & Tyrone Areas of the Western Trust. They are a group made up of parents and supporters to talk about different patient experiences of the maternity service in South Tyrone & Fermanagh. If you want your voice heard then come along to our next meeting and there is no commitment come as often or as little suits you.

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All the comments on the Facebook page are for/by ‘health service users’ only; but they will be useful to meetings of Maternity Services Liaison Committee in Fermanagh. These comments will remain anonymous in the MSLC’s (Maternity Services Liaison Committee) meetings which take place with health professionals.

Mothers Voice

Mothers Voice is the Northern Maternity Services Liaison Committee consisting is a group of local women and health professionals working together to develop woman centred maternity services and improve maternity services for women living in Derry, Limavady and Strabane.

In the past the group has encouraged use of birthing pools, set up a breastfeeding network and commissioned a research report on local women’s views of maternity care in the North West. Mothers’ Voice members are mothers, volunteering their time to celebrate the best of what the maternity service has to offer and to campaign for change in the areas that need improvement. Through quarterly informal meetings, women come along to talk about their experiences and any issues raised at these meetings can then be highlighted to the relevant bodies at the quarterly Full Committee Meetings. New members are always welcome to come along and share their experiences or alternatively feel free to give feedback, negative or positive so we can help improve these services in the community.

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Locations where this service is delivered


Mothers Voice

Beibhinn House, 5 Guildhall Street