Peterborough City Hospital health team up for award

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The Women’s Health Team at Peterborough City Hospital has been nominated for a British Medical Journal Award for reducing large bleeds after mothers have given birth.

The winner is due to be announced on May 6 at a London awards ceremony.

Claire Petz, senior midwife leading the PPH (Post-Partum Haemorrhage) working group, said: “In 2012 the maternity team noticed a higher than usual number of PPH occurrences and this highlighted an area of concern for us.”

Consultant Obstetrician Dr Manjula Samyraju then developed a project to train a multi-disciplinary team, including midwives and doctors, to tackle the problem.

In 2014, it was reported the maternity department had reduced blood transfusions post-birth by 30-40 per cent.

PPH members Harnek Rai, Ann Bane, Deborah Caffull, Claire Petz, Deborah Mokate, Manjula Samyraju and Sam Abuzoda, are pictured.