Do you know a marvellous midwife?
Here’s your chance to put them forward in the Yorkshire Evening Post Best of Health Awards 2016.
The awards recognise the top health workers in our region and one of the 10 categories is for Midwife of the Year.
This category, sponsored by breastfeeding product brand Lansinoh, is to honour the fantastic midwives who either work in the community supporting pregnant women and new mums or who bring babies into the world in hospitals or homes.
Previously, the city’s maternity care has been in the national spotlight as Channel 4’s One Born Every Minute was filmed at delivery suites in both Leeds General Infirmary and St James’s Hospital.
And this week, the first ever Baby Week is taking place in Leeds, celebrating services for babies and children and working with families and health professionals to make them even better.
Nicola Furbisher, editor of the Yorkshire Evening Post, said recognising midwives through our awards fitted in with this focus on the city’s babies.
“Midwives play a vital role and for most women are the main medical professional they see throughout pregnancy. This is an opportunity to show our gratitude for their invaluable work.”
Last year’s winner was Helen Woollatt, of Harrogate District Hospital, who played a key role in launching a social media page for Harrogate mums and midwives. The page enabled women to connect with hospital midwives before they gave birth and the awards judges felt it would “impact a lot of lives”.
* Nominate above or send nominations to Karen Goodridge-Cross, Yorkshire Post Newspapers, No1 Leeds, 26 Whitehall Road, Leeds, LS12 1BE.
Please mark your entry with the category and provide your nominee’s full name, job title, work address, telephone number and email. Also include your own name, address, phone number and email, as well as 200 words explaining why you have made the nomination. The closing date is October 19.
Call 0113 2388201 with any queries.