Active Birth Centre (ABC)

Robust clinical evidence supports the establishment of Alongside Midwife-Led Units, co-located to Obstetric-Led Units with a shared philosophy and understanding of normal birth. This project aims to embed and sustain the Active Birth Centre (ABC) Alongside Midwife-Led Unit as an alternative and viable birthplace option for all women with low risk pregnancies birthing within BHSCT Maternity Service, therefore normalising birth and decreasing the likelihood of intervention. Engagement with s...

Think Carer and Connect

Carers within the Trust were being offered a one-off support intervention at the point of discharge however there was no follow up support offered. Community Mental Health Team for Older People (CMHTOP) set up a project team with the goal of increasing referrals to the Trust’s Carers Register, from a baseline of zero. The project’s goal is to improve circumstances for carers region wide. The impact of the project included: Making the registration process more efficient by integrating ...

Neurology unit and carer forum

In 2012, the Belfast Health and Social Care Trust Neurology Unit moved from Forster Green Hospital to a new building in Musgrave Park Hospital. It was necessary to bring together staff with patients and carers to determine the functions and operational arrangements of the unit. Initially, a survey was carried out to identify priorities for the unit and patients, along with their carers and family members, were fully involved in providing feedback. At what level did the PPI take place? Service ...