Good Attendance Expected at Wigtownshire Maternity Services Engagement Events 

A GOOD attendance is expected and encouraged at public engagement events around maternity services in the west of the region. 


Finalised details of opportunities to feed into the review of maternity services are now being promoted within communities in Wigtownshire, with an ask for everyone to help spread the word.


Opportunities include an online survey, drop-in sessions, bookable 1-to-1 sessions and virtual engagement sessions along with pop-up stalls in the heart of the communities, as work takes place to look at developing a future model for maternity services.


The two independent chairs of the review are NHS Ayrshire and Arran Medical Director Crawford McGuffie, and NHS Ayrshire and Arran Executive Nurse Director Jennifer Wilson.


They are being supported by a midwifery expert, Angela Cunningham, a retired Associate Director for Women’s and Children’s services, who continues to have an active role in Maternity Services in Scotland.


A spokesman said: “We’re getting close now towards the start of public in-person engagement as part of the review of maternity services in the west of the region, and it’s important that everyone is encouraged to get involved.
“We’re aware that there’s a great deal of interest in the future of maternity services within the area, and we want people to feel supported to contribute their thoughts in whatever manner best suits them.
“If people are free to attend the drop-in sessions we’d be very keen to welcome them along, but equally if they would rather book a 1-1 session, take part in a virtual online session, or complete the online survey.
“The community has a big role to play in shaping the future of maternity services, and we’d ask everyone to help spread the word and encourage the fullest possible participation.
“We look forward to meeting many of you in person, or receiving your thoughts virtually or through the survey.”


Drop-in sessions

Attend at any point during the hours of operation, with no booking required.

Stranraer Library, Stranraer – 7 March 2023, 10.30 am to 1 pm

McMillan Hall, Newton Stewart – 14 March 2023, 10.30 am to 1pm


Bookable 1:1 sessions

To book a place, email [email protected]

McMillan Hall, Newton Stewart – 14 March 2023, 1 pm to 3 pm

Millennium Centre, Stranraer – 28 March 2023, 10 am to 2 pm


Virtual engagement session

To book a place, email [email protected]

On Microsoft Teams – 22 March 2023 from 9 am to 4 pm


Pop-up stalls

Stop for a chat during hours of operation, with no booking required

Machars Action, Wigtown High Street, 17 March 2023, 12.30 pm to 3 pm

Ryan Centre, Stranraer, 22 March 2023, 12 pm to 4 pm


To complete the online survey, please visit https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/maternity2023 


And for full details on the engagement activity and all opportunities, please visit the website https://dghscp.co.uk/wigtownshire-maternity-services-engagement/


Anyone seeking more information on the engagement around maternity services is invited to make contact by emailing [email protected]


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