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What will I do?

Diane Lane

Maternity support worker
Diane Lane

With the support of the team, I very quickly picked up skills I never thought I’d have.

Maternity care assistants (MCA) work in the Rosie Maternity Hospital. You will help the midwives and other members of the team responsible for looking after women who are pregnant, as well as during and after the birth of their babies.

This includes:

  • Monitoring the condition of women in labour and reporting changes and concerns
  • Accompanying women to other clinical departments under the direction of a midwife / nurse
  • Helping midwives care for women in labour

In addition, ​your job will be to make sure that people are kept as comfortable as possible and helping out wherever needed. This includes preventing the spread of infection by:

  • washing your own hands effectively, according to the agreed hospital technique
  • washing your hands after every patient contact and any process that needs you to do so
  • promoting effective handwashing among patients, visitors and other staff
  • ensuring that patient and staff areas are kept clean as required