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Exciting announcement - Mumsnet to run NHS maternity wards

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JustineMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 01-Apr-14 08:38:48

We're thrilled to announce that Mumsnet is going to be leading the NHS trial to outsource maternity wards - see the full announcement here. Over the next few weeks we'll be popping up regularly for feedback on how you'd like maternity wards to operate and to hone our plans. The aim is simple - to make the UK maternity wards the envy of the world. Move over Bounty, it's time for #MNHS!

StealthPolarBear Tue 01-Apr-14 08:41:10

This is amazing. Ive just been reading the plans and they sound brilliant. Babyliss big hair on every ward - youve really got to the bottom of what women need when they're giving birth. Well done again mnhq.

Unexpected Tue 01-Apr-14 08:41:14

A "gin bar"? Methinks you are playing with us Justine!grin

StealthPolarBear Tue 01-Apr-14 08:42:22

Not sure I like the idea of no quibble no returns caesareans though, how does that fit with nice guidelines? Or are you involved in rewriting those too?

annielewis Tue 01-Apr-14 08:46:00

Sign me up - can I apply to work there? Is there a good pension scheme???? Or I will take payment in Gin, not fussy.... grin

Poledra Tue 01-Apr-14 08:46:49

'NHS England Spokesperson Angela Hernandez' . I'm Angela Hernandez! <arf>

fusspot66 Tue 01-Apr-14 08:46:54

Such a shame I'm stopping at 2 children.

GinSoakedMisery Tue 01-Apr-14 08:54:55

Makes me almost want to have another baby grin

TanteRose Tue 01-Apr-14 08:55:27

grin

fanjolina Tue 01-Apr-14 09:07:50

Love the Angela Hernandez touch!!

LuisSuarezTeeth Tue 01-Apr-14 09:12:15

MNHS grin

Brilliant

Beastofburden Tue 01-Apr-14 09:13:05

You mean there's someone who offers sale-or-return on caesarians? Do you have their number?

SilverSixpence Tue 01-Apr-14 09:16:54

If only! You had me there a minute I must admit grin

duchesse Tue 01-Apr-14 09:20:41

Er, really? hmm <Wonders what the date is>

tunnocksteacake Tue 01-Apr-14 09:21:28

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

duchesse Tue 01-Apr-14 09:21:52

Pregnant women will also be offered a no-quibble, no-returns, caesarian option, with online check-in up to 15 minutes in advance of the operation.

Snigger

coffeeinbed Tue 01-Apr-14 09:22:39

What, together with Bounty?

Terrortree Tue 01-Apr-14 09:24:21

You'll be deleting your own thread come midday me thinks! wink

marzipananimal Tue 01-Apr-14 09:25:03

I love that you used Angela Hernandez!

AntoinetteCosway Tue 01-Apr-14 09:33:38

I SO wish this were true!

CbeebiesIsAboutToPop Tue 01-Apr-14 09:35:44

The pelvic floor sessions and mumsnet academy classes are good ideas!!

An who hasn't just given birth and thought, I wish I had my bbh with me, I could jut do with adding volume to my roots!!

CbeebiesIsAboutToPop Tue 01-Apr-14 09:38:57

I also think you should be offering hour labour slots with online checkin for women who wish to go naturally too, it's only fair, and a great way to bring in extra revenue if women go over their allotted time - you can charge them for every 30 minutes.

(I really hope the government aren't reading this!)

CalamitouslyWrong Tue 01-Apr-14 09:40:21

I'm particularly taken by the idea of renaming of delivery suites.

And why stop there? The term midwife sounds so outdated, especially as it assumes that women = wife. So what if it's derived from Middle English. Cearly it's a term that needs bringing in to the 21st century. Any ideas?

grin

ishouldcocoa Tue 01-Apr-14 09:41:25

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^^ That's a round of applause for you MNHQ!

Brilliant!

CalamitouslyWrong Tue 01-Apr-14 09:46:18

What about 'baby welcomers'?

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