Midwife Life: A Real Passion

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Length : 15:36

Category: Documentaries.

Services for substance dependent women in Manchester have been transformed thanks to the efforts of consultant midwife Faye Macrory MBE.

Faye has been prepared to challenge and change attitudes to ensure a better deal for women with substance misuse problems. Her work has helped turn around the way the women are treated across three maternity hospitals in the city. Babies of substance dependent mothers are no longer automatically transferred to a special care baby unit but looked after by their mothers on the ward. Social services referral is no longer automatic but based on individual assessment.

Faye’s desire to improve the service was triggered in 1994 when she carried out an audit and concluded that maternity services were failing these vulnerable women. She became a substance misuse liaison midwife in 1995. She is responsible for managing and strategically developing the service – a model of care that is now standard practice in many maternity services nationwide.

  • Presented by Rebecca Osam, featuring an interview with:
  • Faye Macrory MBE

An original presentation of Mother and Child TV.