The Voice UK presenter Emma Willis delivers babies for a fourth series for W and UKTV Play, but this time in a new hospital, and a new role.
For the last three series, Willis has trained and worked as a maternity care assistant at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Essex. She has worked shifts varying from eight to thirteen hours, changed sheets, taken blood, and assisted in childbirth; sharing with viewers why working in maternity is such a mixture of reward, hard work and challenges.
In her last series, she had a new added obstacle: coming back to work at the hospital after the pandemic, and exploring the world of homebirths.
Willis will move to Watford General Hospital for series four, undertaking a new role as a maternity support worker, supporting midwifes in caring for newborn babies and their parents at all stages of childbirth.
Willis says: “It feels great to be returning to the maternity ward as Maternity Support Worker. I have a nervous excitement about continuing my training at a brand-new hospital, which means a totally new ward and team to learn from and work alongside. It's always an honour and privilege to gain an insight into the incredible role maternity care teams play in such an emotional and vulnerable time for expectant parents.
“My love and thanks go to everyone at the Princess Alexandra Hospital who have been a vital part of this adventure so far. They're a special bunch and I'll miss them very much... I can't wait to get stuck in at a new hospital for what is sure to be another amazing opportunity to shine a light on one of the toughest but most rewarding vocations.”
Emma Willis: Delivering Babies will air on W and UKTV Play later in 2024, with all previous series available to stream on UKTV Play.