Emma’s Diary Mums’ Midwife of the Year Award winners 2017
We are delighted to announce the regional winners of the Emma’s Diary Mums’ Midwife of the Year. The overall winner will be announced at the RCM Annual Midwifery Awards ceremony in London on 7 March 2017, to help thank midwives for the amazing support given to women throughout pregnancy, birth and early motherhood. Click here to book your place.
2017 EMMA’S DIARY MUMS’ MIDWIFE OF THE YEAR REGIONAL WINNERS
Regional winner: England London
Midwife: Michelle Harrison, King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Mum: Michelle Cottle
Judges’ comments: This midwife went above and beyond by building a strong relationship during a still birth pregnancy. Her continual level of support and guidance at this tragic time has helped the family to grieve, retain precious memories and have hope for the future.
Regional winner: England Midlands
Midwife: Laura Askins, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
Mum: Forida Choudhury
Judges’ comments: This was a kind, compassionate, caring midwife who provided high quality midwifery care. Share developed a positive relationship that aided the mum to form a strong bond with her baby. During a very stressful time for the mother, this midwife went above and beyond her duty leaving an imprint in the mum’s life, giving her strength to look forward and care for her son.
Regional winner: England North
Midwife: Linda Gibbs, Mid Cheshire Hostpitals NHS Foundation Trust
Mum: Jennifer Stevenson
Judges’ comments: A wonderful midwife who very professionally provided high quality midwifery care. She provided the mother with a tailor made personalised care plan in a professional and sensitive way. In consideration of the mother’s specific and unique needs, she went above and beyond her normal care by providing a one-to-one visit to the Maternity Unit in preparation of labour. This enabled a woman to gain the confidence to grow as a mum.
Regional winner: England South
Midwife: Pam Walsh, Royal United Hospital Bath NHS Trust
Mum: Melissa Glover
Judges’ comments: This midwife demonstrated a compassionate and kind approach helping the mum to feel supported and cared for in a non-judgemental way during difficult circumstances. Her personalised approach went above and beyond practical midwifery care instilling confidence in the mum. the “hardest time” of this mum’s life.
Regional winner: Northern Ireland
Midwife: Joanne Murray, Western Health and Social Care Trust
Mum: Hannah Magowan
Judges’ comments: This midwife consistently demonstrated compassionate and kind care. She treated the mum as an individual throughout the maternity pathway. She provided excellent physical and emotional support, building a strong bond between mum, dad and their newborn son.
Regional winner: Scotland
Midwife: Claire MacPhee, NHS Highland
Mum: Debbie McDonnell
Judges’ comments: The judges were impressed by this midwife who has demonstrated the true meaning of “personalised midwifery care” where the mum and her family are the focus of the maternity pathway. Claire has a very special blend of professional friendliness combined with knowledge and midwifery skills providing mums with high quality and safe maternity care.
Regional highly commended: Scotland
Midwife: Kirstie Devine, NHS Grampian
Mum: Caitlin Smart
Regional winner: Wales
Midwife: Laura Wyatt, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board
Mum: Jody Vaughan
Judges’ comments: This midwife provided care for the mother over two pregnancies, providing bereavement support after the sad outcome of her first pregnancy and antenatal care during an anxious second pregnancy. The advocacy skills and support she demonstrated during a time she was covering for a bereavement midwife colleague instilled confidence into the mum, ensuring a healthy and happy outcome. This midwife has since been successful in being appointed as a bereavement midwife .
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