Women’s Hospital set for TV series

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Liverpool Women’s Hospital. Pic © Liverpool Women’s NHS Foundation Trust

Liverpool Women’s Hospital. Pic © Liverpool Women’s NHS Foundation Trust

Liverpool Women’s Hospital is preparing for TV recognition when the BAFTA award-winning ‘One Born Every Minute’ show returns to our screens next week.

The Channel 4 documentary series which follows women on their journey into motherhood will premiere on Tuesday 10th March at 9pm.

Dianne Brown, Director of Nursing and Midwifery at Liverpool Women’s Hospital, told JMU Journalism: “We were thrilled when Channel 4 approached us to be the location for the next series of One Born Every Minute.

“We believe we have some of the very best midwives and families and we just can’t wait to show them off to the rest of the country.

“We think viewers will be impressed by the facilities and standards of care that they see throughout the series and are sure that many more women will choose Liverpool Women’s as the place to have their baby after seeing what we can offer on the TV.”

Liverpool Women’s Hospital is the largest and busiest maternity unit in Europe. The show has previously been filmed in Bristol, Southampton and Leeds.

When the Toxteth hospital was announced as the location for the latest series of the show, Kathryn Thomson, the Chief Executive at Liverpool Women’s, assured pregnant mothers that filming would not implicate on the care given.

She said: “This is the biggest programme about child birth that there is. We can’t wait to show off our staff, facilities and of course, our wonderful mums.

“We’d like to reassure our mums-to-be that, whether they choose to be filmed or not, it will not affect the excellent level of care they each receives at Liverpool Women’s.”

The fly-on-the-wall show is not the first programme to be filmed at the Women’s hospital, as Channel 5 filmed in the their neonatal unit as part of their moving programme ‘Miracle Babies’, which followed staff caring for premature babies.

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