'Very well deserved' - community's praise for Sunderland and South Tyneside midwives

Where would we be without them?

Monday, 24th February 2020, 6:05 am
Head of Midwifery, Sheila Ford and birthing centre manager, Jacqui Ramshaw are joined by members of the midwifery team and new mam Shannon Bain with 100th baby, Renesmae.

The comments came as we look ahead to this year’s Best of Health Awards, which are taking place in April.

At 2019’s ceremony, South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust’s midwives took home a special maternity award – and your stories make it easy to see why.

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Head of Midwifery Sheila Ford, centre, with members of the maternity team at Sunderland Royal Hospital where maternity services have been rated as the best performing nationally.

Here are some of your messages of support for our midwives:

Kelly Boyce Lowson: “Sunderland maternity unit Sydney Graves, she’s absolutely amazing she was my midwife when I had to be started off with my Patsy in June last year, can’t thank her enough.”

Jean Burnip: “The whole of the midwifery team at Sunderland were amazing during and after the births of both my daughter and son Joe. Well done to all.”

Donna Thompson: “Very well deserved! Congratulations.”

Anne Lowerson: “Congratulations to all midwifery staff! I trained as a midwife there way back in 1975!”

Christine Barker: “Amazing maternity unit. Very lucky to have it on our doorstep.”

Claire Gilby: “Fantastic midwifes, they do a brilliant job my midwife Helen was fab. Couldn’t thank her enough.”

Liz Cairns: “Fantastic! They do an amazing job with so few resources.”

Linda Massingham: “Congratulations ladies.”

Susan Hodgson: “Forever grateful.”

How to enter:

To nominate, send your name, address and telephone number, as well as your email address, if applicable.

Remember to include the category you are putting your nominated cause into.

Also send the name of the person you wish to nominate, as well as their address, telephone number and email (if known).

Send them by visiting www.nehealthawards.co.uk, emailing [email protected], or posting to Lynn Wild, North East Business and Innovation Centre (BIC), Wearfield Enterprise Park East, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, SR5 2TA.

The categories:

GP/GP Practice of the Year

Dentist/Dental Practice of the Year

Pharmacist/Pharmacy of the Year

Hospital Doctor of the Year

Nurse of the Year

Optometrist of the Year

Therapist of the Year

Midwife of the Year

Care Worker of the Year

Unsung Hero/Customer Service of the Year

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