Epilepsy specialist wins Midwife of the Year Award

Epilepsy specialist wins Midwife of the Year Award

Epilepsy specialist midwife Kim Morley has won Emma’s Diary Mums’ Midwife of the Year 2016

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Kim Morley, the only epilepsy specialist midwife in England, was nominated for the award by mum and epilepsy sufferer Clair Cobbold.

The award is one of The Royal College of Midwives’ (RCM) Annual Midwifery Awards, recognising the work done by midwives across the country.

The RCM’s Annual Awards is now in its 14th year, and also gave out awards to six other regional winners with Kim being crowned the overall national winner.

The Emma’s Diary Mums’ Midwife of the Year Award gives mums a chance to pay tribute to their own special midwife who they feel surpassed what was expected of them before, during and/or after birth.

Clair has epilepsy, which makes pregnancy and parenting a little more complicated. She experienced a traumatic labour the first time round, but after travelling to see Kim they realised things could be different a second time round.

Emma’s Diary, a parenting club for expectant and new mums, received a record 671 nominations from mums across the UK, which were judged by a panel of representatives from both the RCM and Emma’s Diary.

The regional winners were:

  1. South regional winner and overall national winner – Kim Morley (Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust), nominated by Clair Cobbold
  2. Northern Ireland - Donna McLoughlin (Southern Health and Social Care Trust), nominated by Aine Cunningham
  3. Wales - Bryany Tweedale-Bend (Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board), nominated by Laura Geary
  4. London - Hilary Scott (Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust), nominated by Gillian Breen
  5. Midlands and East - Claire South (The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust), nominated by Lucy Goodway
  6. Scotland - Marie Carroll-Smith (NHS Lanarkshire), nominated by Lynn McDowall
  7. North - Gillian Coulthard (Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust), nominated by Samantha Murdoch

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