Pushing PRaMS

Date: September 2015


Pushing PRaMS

A new group has been started in Calderdale to help mums needing extra support through their pregnancies.

PRaMS, which stands for Positive Recovery and Midwife Support, offers help for women who may have suffered domestic abuse and/or have drugs and alcohol issues.

Kim Walsh, a Specialist Midwife from Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust and Donna Kershaw a Recovery Navigator for Calderdale Recovery Steps will be hosting the sessions. They will be offering support by welcoming women to a safe, friendly and confidential environment.

Kim, said:

“This is a great opportunity to support women, babies and families for a brighter future.”

Open to all, the event will be held from 10am to 12pm, beginning Thursday, September 10th. They will be held fortnightly at The Women’s centre on Silver Street in Halifax.

Women who are pregnant and needing this specialist support are invited to drop-in and referrals are also being taken from GPs, maternity services, mental health services, probation services.

Foundation trusts are public leaders in improving quality in health services. They are part of the NHS – yet decisions about what they do and how they do it are driven by independent boards. Boards listen to the Membership Council and respond to the needs of their members – patients, staff and the local community.

Foundation trusts provide what the health service wants, yet are also free to invest quickly in the changes the local community needs, in striving to be the best, and in putting their patients first.

For more information contact the Trust’s press office on 01484 355252 or 01484 355256.