Mums and families at the heart of everything we do.

The Maternity Services Liaison Committee (MSLC)

The Maternity Services Liaison Committee (MSLC)  is a forum for maternity service users, providers and commissioners of maternity services to come together to design services that meet the needs of local women, parents & families in the Morecambe Bay Area.

Members include mums, dads, parents to be, grandparents, NHS Doctors and Midwives from the local area and members of local community groups who provide their services and support to expectant mums and new parents and babies.

Meetings are held on a two monthly basis in a relaxed atmosphere to encourage people to discuss their experiences.   Whether you attend once or every meeting, these opportunities for discussion are invaluable in helping us develop your local Maternity Services. Service users also hold their own informal meeting in between the full MSLC.

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I have young children, how can I attend?

Babies and children are welcome at these meetings.  We aim to hold meetings in local Children’s Centres where possible.

Alternatively we can reimburse childcare expenses on production of a receipt from an OFSTED accredited childcare provider. We also reimburse travel expenses on submission of a mileage claim form.

Why should I get involved?

Being part of the MSLC is a great way for you to express your views on the maternity care received during pregnancy, throughout the birth and postnatal care.

We value your views and opinions, as these enable us to shape the future of your maternity services.

There are opportunities to meet and talk to other parents either individually or in a group setting about your experiences of maternity care in our area.

How do I get in touch?

If you would like to join the MSLC or would like to make any comments, please call  01524 519369 or email

You can download the Maternity Matters Annual Report by clicking on the link below:

Maternity Matters Annual Report: Covering August 2012 — March 2014 and Workplan for April 2014 — March 2015

Maternity Patient Experience at Morecambe Bay 2014/15 Results (pptx 186.8 KB)

Report On The Outputs Of ‘Birth Tank’ (pdf 967.2 KB)

At Morecambe Bay Hospitals we will provide, compassionate, high quality, evidence-based and safe maternity services that meet the needs and wishes of all women and their families.

Mums and families at the
heart of everything we do.

Contact us

Maternity Services at Furness General Hospital
01229 491 035

Maternity Services at Royal Lancaster Infirmary
01524 583 850

Helme Chase, our midwife-led Maternity Services
at Westmorland General Hospital

01539 795375