YEP Best of Health Awards to highlight wonderful midwives

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We’re on the hunt for a marvellous midwife who deserves a Yorkshire Evening Post Best of Health Award.

As part of the 2014 awards, we want to recognise those midwives who deserve to be recognised for the extra special job they do.

The Royal College of Midwives has backed the awards, saying they welcome the chance to highlight health workers in Leeds and Wakefield.

Louise Silverton, director for midwifery, said. “We support local recognition for maternity support workers and midwives.

“It is important that midwives and Maternity Support Workers are with families at this important time in their lives.

“These awards are a great opportunity to recognise these hardworking and overstretched staff.”

The midwife of the year award is open to any community or hospital midwife who goes the extra mile for mums-to-be, whether providing top-notch care or excellent support.

It is one of 10 categories in this year’s Best of Health Awards, sponsored by Sovereign Health Care, which will honour the top health workers in our area.

We are looking for top doctors, nurses, dentists and pharmacists and also want to hear about terrific teams working in any health field.

Non-professional health workers can be entered into the unsung hero and carer of the year categories.

And for this year we have two new categories – emergency response worker of the year and mental health worker of the year.

Nicola Furbisher, managing editor of the Yorkshire Evening Post, said: “This is your chance to name your health heroes, so nominate now via our website or by post.”


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