NHSGGC Glasgow-based midwife has been awarded Scottish JOHNSON’S® Baby Mums’ Midwife of the Year by The Royal College of Midwives at its annual awards ceremony at at The Royal Garden Hotel in Kensington, London on Wednesday 19th January 2011.
Six regional winners were announced at the RCM Annual Midwifery Awards ceremony and received their prize from newsreader and mum-of-two, Natasha Kaplinsky, who hosted the event.
Angela Lindsay was nominated by grateful mum, Carla Mack, for being “a dedicated professional” and providing “reassurance and support” after the birth of her twins in July 2010.
Mrs Mack said, “I delivered twin girls, four weeks early by C-section. Despite being on a busy ward, Angela always had time for me and was able to provide support and advice. Her help with night feeding in those early days when I had both babies with me was invaluable. Having delivered my first child naturally, having a C-section was a new experience for me, but Angela explained what I was feeling and how best to deal with it. I think she needs to know just how special she is.”
Johnson & Johnson® sponsors two awards at the RCM Annual Midwifery Awards which recognise the excellence, innovation and impact of midwifery practice in the UK. The JOHNSON’S® Baby Mums’ Midwife of the Year Award, now in its second year, is the only award which allows mums themselves to nominate midwives who they feel have gone beyond the call of duty.
Angela Lindsay said, "I am honoured to win this award, because providing the highest level of care to mums and babies means a lot to me. I really value being a part of this special time in someone’s life and the opportunity to make a really positive difference to that total experience."
Hundreds of midwives were nominated across the UK by mothers whose lives they have helped, or had an impact on. Entries were judged by a panel of midwives who considered, amongst other things, to what extent the midwife demonstrated best clinical practice, support for mum’s emotional care and support for strengthening the bond between mum and baby.
Eleanor Stenhouse, Head of Midwifery for NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, said: “Angela Lindsey has always worked hard to put the health and happiness of her mothers’ before anything else and it is wonderful to have her high level of care and commitment acknowledged. We’re immensely proud of all of the staff here at Princess Royal Maternity Hospital and the contribution they make to the lives of our patients.”
About the Royal College of Midwives
The Royal College of Midwives is the voice of midwifery. We are the UK’s only trade union and professional organisation led by midwives for midwives. The vast majority of the midwifery profession are our members. The RCM promotes midwifery, quality maternity services and professional standards. We support and represent our members individually and collectively in all four UK countries. We influence on behalf of our members and for the interests of the women and families for which they care. For more information visit the RCM website at www.rcm.org.uk
About the RCM Alliance Programme
The RCM Alliance Programme promotes and enhances the work of the RCM in its commitment to midwifery professionals, supporting midwifery and promoting the interests of mothers, the newborn and their families. It enables the RCM to consolidate and extend its range of activities and to raise the profile of midwives and the RCM.
About the RCM Annual Midwifery Awards
The RCM Annual Midwifery Awards is now in its ninth year. It aims to celebrate the excellence, innovation and impact of midwifery practice in the UK. It highlights outstanding achievements, groundbreaking research and innovative projects entered by midwives from all countries of the UK.