New PAHT director of midwifery Giuseppe Labriola re-elected as chair of Royal College of Midwives
The new director of midwifery at the NHS trust which runs Herts and Essex Hospital in Bishop's Stortford has been re-elected as chair of the Royal College of Midwives (RCM).
Giuseppe Labriola joined Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust (PAHT) on June 21 from his previous role as associate director of nursing and midwifery at Newham University Hospital, part of Barts Health NHS Trust, in Plaistow, east London.
He has been on the board of the RCM for four years and chair for the past two years. He has been re-elected for another two-year term.
Mr Labriola said: "It is a privilege to have been re-elected to this important role, ensuring that the voice of midwives and those who work with maternity services are represented. I have thoroughly enjoyed working as chair of the RCM.
"During this time, we have been successful in ensuring that maternity support workers are eligible to stand for board members and we have increased diversity on the board. We have also campaigned for better pay and provided evidence to the pay review board, and moved the RCM headquarters to its new home in Borough.
"I am delighted to have now joined PAHT and I am committed to continuing to improve the maternity services we provide. My role as chair of the RCM gives me the opportunity to share the feedback we receive at PAHT to help shape services nationally for the future."
Sharon McNally, director of nursing, allied health professionals and midwifery at PAHT, said: "I am pleased to welcome Giuseppe and look forward to working together to enhance the experience of women, babies, their partners and families at PAHT."