Lincoln midwives awarded for dedication

Photo (L-R): Midwives Sarah Holdsworth, Cheryl Shaw, Linda Parker, Miriam Hunt and Lindsey Thacker with babies they helped to deliver

Five midwives from Lincoln have won awards for their dedication and work with new mums from the National Childbirth Trust (NCT).

The midwives won the awards after being nominated by families using the Lincoln maternity ward between October 2010 and September 2011.

Between them, the group won commendations, sustained excellence, runner-up and overall winner.

The winning midwives are Community Midwives Linda Parker, Cheryl Shaw, Miriam Hunt and Lindsey Thacker, and Labour Ward Midwife Sarah Holdsworth.

Many comments by families described them as exceptional workers that went out of their way to help and support people.

Linda Parker said: “I am overwhelmed with the comments I have received. It’s lovely for us all to be recognised so we really appreciate the time people take to make their nominations.”

The awards, which were sponsored by the Old station Nursery, were presented to the winners on November 4 at Lincoln County Hospital antenatal ward.

What they won

Linda Parker: Midwife of the Year. Received a prize package of a hair and beauty treatment from Saks, a £65 Ladybugs Fitness voucher, a £50 voucher from Chantal Shoes, a year’s pass for Doddington Hall Gardens, and Waitrose wine. Also, a framed NCT certificate, a glass trophy from Running Imp and Flowers by Suzanne bouquet.

Cheryl Shaw: Midwife of the Year Runner-up. Received £35 worth of vouchers from Jules King Hypnotherapy and Stress Management and a Waitrose voucher. Plus, a framed NCT certificate and Flowers by Suzanne bouquet.

Lindsey Thacker: Sustained Excellence. She was awarded a glass trophy from Running Imp, Flowers by Suzanne bouquet, Waitrose wine and a framed NCT certificate.

Miriam Hunt and Sarah Holdsworth: Commendation. Both received a framed NCT certificate and Waitrose vouchers.

Source: ULHT