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Working in partnership to improve maternity services across Sussex

University Hospitals Sussex Maternity & Neonatal Voices Partnership (MNVP) are a  partnership of parents and health professionals from Brighton & Hove, Haywards Heath, Worthing and Chichester who work together to improve local maternity services. If you have ideas or suggestions about improving maternity services we want to hear from you.

We work across the following hospitals;

  • The Royal Sussex County in Brighton

  • Princess Royal Hospital in Haywards Heath

  • Worthing Hospital, Worthing

  • St Richard's Hospital, Chichester

MNVP's ensure that service users’ voices are at the heart of decision-making in maternity and neonatal services by being embedded within the leadership of provider trusts and feeding into the LMNS. This influences improvements in the safety, quality, and experience of maternity and neonatal care.​

Listening to your Voice 

We are here to listen to your thoughts, feelings and experiences of pregnancy, birth and the postnatal period. We take feedback from you on these experiences and we feedback to the Trust in order to make improvements to local maternity care. To find out more please take a look at our getting involved page.

You can make a difference by getting involved with us in many ways;

  • Feeding back to us via one of our surveys

  • Having a chat with us about your experience 1-1 (either on the phone, online or in person)

  • Speaking us when you see us at baby groups or in the community

  • Attending our quarterly MNVP meetings alongside other service users/health professionals 

  • Following us on social media to see what we are up to

  • Chatting to us when we do walk the patch on the postnatal ward

Feeding back via surveys

To Complete the Kent Sussex & Surrey Neonatal Survey to feedback about your experiences of neonatal care. This is for SCBU at Worthing and Haywards Heath and TMBU in Brighton OR Complete the Thames Valley & Wessex Neonatal Survey to feedback about your experiences of neonatal care. This  is for SCBU at Chichester.

Contact us

There are many way you can engage with us, whether to provide feedback or contribute to work we are doing with the local Trust, including coproduction and listening events. Drop us an email,

Follow us on social media to hear what we are doing, watch Instagram Lives that we host with the Trust, and see what community groups and listening events we will be attended

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If you would like to join our facebook group, to have a more active role in the partnership. Then please email us on

This might be by sharing your ideas, getting involved in coproduction, reviewing patient literature, coming along to 15 Steps for Maternity or sharing your skills and knowledge to support us.

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Two maternity service users stand with the head of maternity and a midwife in reception of Chichester Hospital
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