BOURNEMOUTH hospital’s maternity services have been shortlisted for three national awards

Midwives from the Royal Bournemouth Hospital’s maternity services have been shortlisted for awards in leadership, bereavement care and partnership working by the Royal College of Midwives.

The Community Midwifery Team, which offers community support with issues such as breastfeeding, has been shortlisted for the Partnership Working Award.

The Leadership team has been shortlisted for the Leadership Award for their work in supporting and engaging their staff with initiatives, including caring-for-you drop-ins, staff forums and away days.

Meanwhile, Sera Bailey has been shortlisted for the Bereavement Care Award. Sera delivers a bespoke postnatal bereavement service - it’s the only programme of its kind in Dorset. The service is customised to each mother and has been invaluable to those who have suffered a bereavement.

The prestigious awards celebrate the outstanding work in midwifery across the UK.

Carmen Cross, Head of Midwifery at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital, said: “We’re incredibly proud of the range of services we manage in the hospital, Birth Centre and in the community. Making a difference to mothers and their babies is what matters to us but getting this kind of recognition is the icing on the cake."

The winners of the awards will be announced at the Annual RCM Midwifery Awards Lunch on Tuesday 5 March at The Brewery in London.