January 31, 2020
Twins Trust project continues to see positive results after two years
New data has shown that the Twins Trust Maternity Engagement Quality Improvement Project continues to see positive results after two years. The project is aimed at improving care for families of twins, triplets or more and the recent data has highlighted a 23% reduction in neonatal admissions, an 18% reduction in neonatal deaths, 7% reduction in stillbirths and 6% reduction in emergency C-sections.
As part of the project, Twins Trust specialist midwives experienced in delivering and looking after mothers pregnant with twins, triplets or more, visited maternity units to carry out an audit. Following this, they made suggestions and demonstrated how care and procedures can be improved in line with multiple birth clinical guidance issued by NICE.
The units were audited again after 12 months for the initial results, and again after another year when Twins Trust involvement ended, to see if results remained positive.