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Maternity Team shortlisted for national award for the second year in a row

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George Eliot Hospital’s maternity team has been shortlisted for the second time for a national award in recognition of the support it gives to parents suffering the loss of their babies.

The Butterfly Awards is an annual event that recognises those who support and comfort people who have lost a baby at any stage of pregnancy or after birth. The George Eliot team has been shortlisted in the ‘Best Hospital Bereavement Service’ category. Midwives Jackie Davies and Emma Bennett have also been nominated in the ‘Birth Professional’ category too.

George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust is a small maternity unit that experiences approximately 1900 live births each year. Sadly, each year, the unit sees around 20 incidents of fetal losses during pregnancy and after birth.

Alison Talbot, Head of Midwifery at the hospital said: “We are honoured to once again be nominated for the Butterfly Awards and would like to thank those that have nominated us for their support. Most parents experiencing pregnancy loss want to cherish and remember their baby and our trained midwives do all they can to help and support them through a very difficult time. ”

The awards will be announced at a ceremony on 15 October in Worcester.

Anyone interested in voting to support the Maternity Team can visit:

To vote for GEH Midwife Jackie Davies https://thebutterflyawards.com/2016/09/16/birth-professional-jackie-davies-profile-page/

To vote for GEH Midwife Emma Bennett https://thebutterflyawards.com/2016/08/31/birth-professional-emma-bennett-watkin-profile-page/

To vote for GEH Maternity Service https://thebutterflyawards.com/2016/08/29/best-hospital-bereavement-service-george-eliot-hospital-nhs-trust-profile-page/

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