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Table 4 Midwife views of further changes required to improve postnatal care

From: Improving inpatient postnatal services: midwives views and perspectives of engagement in a quality improvement initiative

Item Total 68
N (%)
More midwives (postnatal ward) 58 (85%)
More midwives (delivery suite) 57 (84%)
More clerical staff 49 (72%)
Better communication between maternity staff 43 (63%)
More maternity support workers (postnatal ward) 42 (62%)
More maternity support workers (delivery suite) 38 (56%)
Better antenatal education for parents 28 (41%)
Better training to support breastfeeding 20 (29%)
Longer in-patient stay on postnatal ward 19 (28%)
Regular updating of clinical postnatal skills 15 (22%)