John has tabled a parliamentary motion congratulating staff at Raigmore Hospital following the results of the most recent Scottish Maternity Care Survey.
The survey, which took place during February and March 2013, found that 95% of the women who took part rated the advice and support they received during labour as excellent/good and 97% described their antenatal care as excellent/good.
Speaking on the issue John said:
“This is great news, not only for the staff involved in antenatal and maternity services at Raigmore but also for prospective parents due to give birth at the hospital.
“Just as important as demonstrating that Raigmore is delivering the top quality care expected of the NHS this survey also shows women’s appreciation of the kindness and support given to them by staff.
“The staff working both within the hospital and out in the community deserve huge credit for providing such an excellent all round service.”
The text of John’s parliamentary motion is below
Motion Number: S4M-09171
Lodged By: John Finnie
Date Lodged: 26/02/2014
Title: Excellent Maternity Care at Raigmore
That the Parliament congratulates Raigmore Hospital in Inverness and its staff on the recent results of the Scottish Maternity Care Survey, which found that the maternity care provided was “excellent”; understands that the survey was sent to over 190 women who gave birth in Raigmore Hospital in February and March 2013 and had a 53% response rate; notes that over 95% of the respondents rated the advice and support during labour as excellent/good, while antenatal care services were found by 97% to be excellent/good, and believes that this survey demonstrates that Raigmore Hospital is delivering the top quality care expected of the NHS.