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

RCM

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

RELATED ARTICLES

Related Articles

The highlights from our #AskaMidwife Q&A
Celebrity mums & dads
The highlights from our #AskaMidwife Q&A
The highlights from our #AskaMidwife Q&A Who better to ask than a midwife...
Meet the midwives
Labour and Birth
Meet the midwives
Meet the midwives When it comes to pregnancy and birth, midwives have seen it...
Tips on coping with two babies
Parenting
Tips on coping with two babies
Tips on coping with two babies Rally your support network - and don't be too...
Toddler won't sleep through the night?
Toddlers
Toddler won't sleep through the night?
Toddler won't sleep through the night? It’s very common for children to have...

email block

hairdressers-in-the-hospitalLabour and Birth

Trend alert: Hairdressers in the hospital

Competitive mums are taking post-birth baby pics to the next level
young-mums-crowdbirthingLabour and Birth

Young mums 'crowdbirthing'

Mums under 30 now have 'birth entourages' with an average of eight people at their baby’s birth
pain-relief-in-labourLabour and Birth

Your pain relief options during labour

How do you choose your gas and air from your pethidine?
start-your-enginesWin

LEGO DUPLO has launched three fantastic fun-filled Disney Pixar Cars 3 sets

Pre-school fans of Disney Pixar Cars 3 can recreate all the fun of the new movie with three exciting and...
win-a-little-swallows-travel-cot-from-izziwotnotWin

WIN a Little Swallows Travel Cot from Izziwotnot

Enter our competition for a chance to win a luxury travel cot worth £89!
win-free-tickets-to-this-morning-live-and-see-our-editor-scarlett-on-stage-with-holly-willoughbyWin

Win free tickets to This Morning Live and see our Editor Scarlett on stage with Holly Willoughby

See Gurgle Editor Scarlett Brady on stage with Holly Willoughby, Dr Rang and Editor of Netmums Annie O Leary to...