15th July 2020

Somerset midwives: “Help us celebrate the 10th birthday of Musgrove’s Bracken Birthing Centre”

Pictured (left to right): Pip Quinn (midwife), Sarah Elliott (midwifery team leader), Pollyanna Hember, Aki Nakatani, Naomi Doble, Alex Andrews, Jess McDonnell, Eleanor Copp (all midwives), Mandy Nation, Pat Gardner (both maternity support workers)

Midwives at Musgrove Park are inviting members of the public to celebrate the 10th birthday of the hospital’s Bracken birth centre.

A party is being held at the hospital to celebrate Bracken, as well as its sister birthing centre at Bridgwater Hospital – called Mary Stanley Unit, and Musgrove’s home birth team.

It takes place on Sunday 22 July, from 2 – 5pm, at Musgrove Park Hospital’s Jubilee Concourse lawn (next to M&S).

All members of the public are welcome to attend this family-friendly party, which will have music, food, health promotion stands and games.

The midwifery team will also launch its fundraising campaign in an effort to raise £2,000 to improve Bracken’s environment.

Sally Bryant, maternity matron at Musgrove Park Hospital, said:

“If you’re able to help, we would love to hear from you. Please contact our fundraising team on fundraising@tst.nhs.uk.

“We look forward to sharing Bracken’s 10th birthday with you, so please come join the celebrations.”