Midwives welcome new Government and call for continued investment in midwives

Midwives welcome new Government and call for continued investment in midwives

Commenting on the 2010 election result and new government, Louise Silverton, Deputy General Secretary of the Royal College of Midwives, said,

 “I congratulate David Cameron on becoming Prime Minister."

The Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats have said they will increase the number of midwives and invest in maternity services. But in the current economic climate the real challenges lie ahead. Funding needs to be sustained into the future, and I will be seeking clarity on the government’s future spending plans for maternity services. Money spent on maternity services, is money saved on care in later life.

Now that they are in power I will hold the Conservatives - and their coalition partners - to their pre-election promises. I hope that they will put aside party politics and work together for the benefit of mothers and babies. I look forward to working with the new Government to make their pledges and promises a reality.”

Source: ©RCM

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