Nicky Boardman - Lead Professional Midwifery Advocate (PMA)
I am the Lead Professional Midwifery Advocate at Salisbury Maternity Unit. Being a PMA is an amazingly rewarding and varied role. I am here to support Midwives and Maternity Care Assistants (MCA's) through the many challenges they can face at work. We have a fantastic team of Midwives and MCA's here at Salisbury, but there are times when work can be difficult and the team constantly work under a certain amount of pressure. I lead a team of PMA's who provide restorative support to maternity staff, to help them feel valued and supported at work. We also champion continuous professional development and quality improvement, working with staff to embed these principles into everyday working life.
Tori Harper - Fetal Surveillance Lead Midwife
As Fetal Surveillance Lead Midwife, I oversee each element of the Saving Babies Lives care bundle, which includes supporting all staff performing any form of fetal monitoring to maintain their skills in this regard. In addition to education, my role is to promote quality improvement relating to all aspects of this agenda.
Alison Lambert - Family Experience Midwife
As the Family Experience Midwife, I contribute to the development of a maternity services strategy, working with women and pregnant people in order to make improvements to the service we offer here at Salisbury Foundation Trust.
I am the lead midwife of the Positive Image, Motivation and Support (PIMS) 'in pregnancy' service. The PIMS service provides additional support to women living in Wiltshire to help them live healthy lives, make healthy choices & reduce inequalities. We have a small PIMS team at SFT that focus on supporting women who have a raised BMI (body mass index) of 30 or over, as well as smokers who are receiving antenatal care at Salisbury Maternity Unit.
Jenny Stagg & Jacqueline Dalley – Infant Feeding Coordinators
We share the role of Infant Feeding Coordinator at Salisbury Hospital. We are passionate about supporting mothers and their families to make the right choices for themselves regarding infant feeding and we are always working to make the service we provide better. We are able to offer you a ‘one-to-one’ if you are struggling with feeding and will support you in any way you wish to feed your baby. We can also assess your baby for tongue tie and divide it if necessary.
Stephanie Thompson – Bereavement Specialist Midwife
I am the dedicated Bereavement Midwife at SFT and I am specially trained to offer practical guidance, information and emotional support to parents and families experiencing baby bereavement.
Named Midwife for Safeguarding Children
As keeping children safe is the responsibility of all health care professionals, all of our staff are trained in child safeguarding which includes matters such as recognition and referral of child abuse, risk factors, female genital mutilation (FGM), domestic abuse, sharing information and inter agency working. The named Midwife for Safeguarding Children acts as a point of contact should staff suspect that a child may be at risk of abuse or neglect, as well as working with identified families to ensure they have the support in place both before the birth and after their baby is born, to enable the parent/s to provide their baby with a safe and caring environment which meets their child’s both physical and emotional needs.
Specialist Mental Health Midwife
We have a Specialist Mental Health Midwife (SMHMW) on site who is available during working hours.
They can provide support at Antenatal Clinic appointments if required. They can support women, along with the allocated community midwife, when planning care, as well as providing women with additional support on the Labour ward, Postnatal ward or on NICU if required.
The SMHMW liaises with the Postnatal Mental Health Team.
Liz Kimber - Outpatient Services Matron
I oversee the smooth running of the outpatient services. This includes the community midwives, the day assessment unit, the public health team (PIMS), antenatal clinic and the antenatal and postnatal screening teams.
Our staff at Salisbury District Hospital have long been well regarded for the quality of care and treatment they provide for our patients and for their innovation, commitment and professionalism. This has been recognised in a wide range of achievements and it is reflected in our award of NHS Foundation Trust status. This is afforded to hospitals that provide the highest standards of care.