Manchester midwives are shortlisted for prestigious national awards
A trio of midwives at Saint Mary's Hospital, Manchester, have
been shortlisted for the Royal College of Midwives national
The annual awards celebrate and share outstanding achievement in
midwifery across the UK.
Kirsti Redfern has been shortlisted in the 'Mentor of the Year'
category, an award she was nominated for by a student midwife she
supported through her training.
Kirsti was described by her nominator as being 'an outstanding
practitioner', who ensured that her learning needs were always at
the forefront of her mind.
The midwifery safeguarding team along with Potential Victims of
Trafficking (PVoT) Response team are shortlisted in the 'Team of
the Year' category.
Marie Zsigmond, Siobhan O'Neill and Amanda Lewis are specialist
safeguarding midwives that have led on a piece of work raising
awareness of human trafficking, which has been instrumental in
identifying and supporting potential victims.
Cathy Warwick, Chief Executive of the Royal College of Midwives,
said: "Just to be shortlisted is a remarkable achievement and I
congratulate Kirsti, Maria and Amanda their achievement and the
trust for its success in being nominated for two awards. All
of those shortlisted illustrate how passionate, dedicated and
committed midwives, maternity support workers and the whole
maternity team are to making the care women, babies and their
families receive even better. I wish them all the best of luck at
the awards ceremony in March."
The award winners will be announced at an awards ceremony in
London on 8th March.