Senior Level Speaker
University Hospitals of Morecombe Bay NHS Foundation Trust , Director and Head of Midwifery, Gynaecology and Obstetrics
Sascha Wells is Director of Midwifery, Obstetrics and Gynaecology at University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS FT.
Sascha has been a midwife since 1995 and has worked in many areas of midwifery, both in hospital and community as well as being part of a case loading team in 1996 following the publication of Changing Childbirth.
Sascha was appointed a supervisor of midwives in 2004 and completed her post graduate certificate at master’s level in Advanced Midwifery Practice in 2011 whilst in post as maternity matron at Nottingham University Hospitals.
Sascha joined UHMBT in May 2011 at a time when maternity services were under extensive regulatory review and scrutiny due to failures in service and care provision which sadly resulted in several maternal and neonatal deaths.
Over the last 6 years Sascha has lead UHMBT Maternity Services from special measures through extensive and much needed transformation and change, which in 2017 resulted in CQC rating maternity services across Morecambe Bay as GOOD.
Sascha has also led her exceptional teams to engage with and listen to what women and families really want and need for maternity services, which has informed the design and underpinned all of the transformation of Maternity Services at UHMBT.